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Minor taps Hoover assistant to lead Tigers football program

Adamsville, AL – The Minor Tenacious Tigers have named Hoover Bucs assistant head coach Adrian Abrams it’s next head football coach.  

Abrams will become the program’s third head coach in three seasons.  The Tigers parted ways with first year coach Curtis Graves in December after leading the Jefferson County program to a 4-6 record and missing the post season for the first time since 2013.  

This will be Abrams first head coaching gig, before joining the staff at Hoover High the former UAB Blazers linebacker spent time at Billingsley and Simmons Middle School. 

Abrams told, who first reported the hire, “It’s time for me to grow in my career, I feel I’ve had a front-row seat to preparing me and seeing Coach Niblett and all of the preparations he goes about in high school.”

Abrams will reportedly be joined at Minor by former Samford University standout and current Pinson Valley Indians assistant Aryvia Holmes.   Holmes, who previously spent time with Abrams on Josh Niblett’s Hoover Bucs staff, will likely take over as offensive coordinator for the Tigers. 

Abrams joins former Hoover offensive line coach Chad Eads as the second Bucs assistant to land a head coaching job since the end of the 2017 season.  Eads was officially named the Gardendale Rockets head coach Thursday

2018 Coaching Changes

SchoolFormer CoachNew Coach
ArdmoreAndrew SmithP.J. Wright
Benjamin RussellDanny HornOpen
Bessemer CityQuintin JacksonOpen
ChickasawJohn BeverlyJason Rowell
Central-Clay Co.Kris HerronDanny Horn
Cottage Hill ChristianDavid PeoplesOpen
CornerZac WillisJohn Clements
CullmanMark BrittonMatt Plunkett
DanvilleJosh LouAllenShannon McGregory
DothanKevin JacksonOpen
East LawrenceJarrod HelmsMatthew Pettus
ElbaEd RigbyOpen
Ellwood ChristianMike StokesOpen
Elmore Co.Norman DeanJordan Cantrell
EufaulaBryan MooreEd Rigby
Faith AcademyJeff EstesJack French
FlorenceJ.B. WallaceWill Hester
FultondaleRichie BusbyOpen
GardendaleMatt PlunkettChad Eads
GlencoeRusty DavisBrian Alred
HelenaWatt ParkerRichie Busby
Houston AcademyJimmy AddisonJamie Riggs
JasperHeath BrunnerBryan Moore
Lakeside SchoolJimmy KingDan Klages
Mary MontgomeryChris WilsonStan McCain
MinorCurtis GravesAdrian Abrams
New HopeKenny ChadwickBart Stephenson
OneontaBrandon HerringPhil Phillips
OpelikaCaleb RossOpen
Pell CityKeith EtheredgeOpen
PrattvilleChad AndersonCaleb Ross
PricevilleDirk StrunkJason Simmons
RaglandBrian AlredDerrick Sewell
RobertsdaleBrian CampbellOpen
Smiths StationAdam FossettMike Glisson
T.R. MillerAndrew ThomasKeith Etheredge
West LimestoneJordan CantrellOpen
Winston Co.Bart Stephenson Mark Mitchell