Adler named LCHS football coach


By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



Logan County High School has found its new football coach, and it didn’t have far to look as it was announced this week that Todd Adler would take over the reigns at the program.

Adler has been the Logan County middle school head coach for the past three seasons. He is also an LCHS alumnus, starring in football, basketball, and track during his high school career.

“I look forward to the challenge of making Logan County Cougar football both a competitive and respectful program,” said Adler. “I plan to set the expectations high for these young men and have no doubt that they will rise to meet those expectations.”

LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard said that Adler stood out from the other 23 applicants because of the relationships he has established in the community and with the current players.

“Coach Adler has done an outstanding job building our middle school program, and I have no doubt that the high school team will be successful under his guidance,” Howard said.

According to Adler, the work begins immediately. “I am anxious to get started and cannot wait for everyone to see what this program is capable of accomplishing,” he said.

Adler and his wife, Dedra, who is a teacher at LCHS, reside in Logan County and have three children, Brea Croslin, 13, Brenley Adler, 6, and Brett Adler, 3.

Adler takes over from coach Steven Duncan, who stepped down after the past season was completed. Logan County was 0-20 under the veteran coach in two seasons.

The Cougars were also winless in the season before Duncan took over. So Adler will start off with his first goal likely being to snap the program’s 33-game losing streak.

In the last non-winless season, LCHS went 2-9 in 2012.

The last time Logan County finished the year with a winning record was in 2004 under head coach Lee Proctor. That season, the Cougars went 7-3 before losing in the first round of the playoffs.

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By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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