High School Sports

Adam Stone: Coaching at Stone High was a dream


Former Stone High quarterback Adam Stone said it was a dream come true when he took over his alma mater's football program in 2011.

Last month, Stone, 33, decided to tender his resignation as football coach and to focus on his duties as assistant principal at the high school.

Stone, a 2001 graduate of SHS, posted a 21-34 record in five seasons leading the Tomcats and felt like it was time for someone else to lead the program moving forward.

"At this point it was best for me not to be the football coach," Stone told the Sun Herald on Tuesday.

Stone's best season at his alma mater came in 2013 when the Tomcats posted a 6-6 record and qualified for the playoffs. The Tomcats were 4-7 last year

"I enjoyed my time. It was a dream to be the coach here," Stone said. "I had a lot of great kids and I appreciate all of the people who helped me out -- from coaches on the Coast to the administration."

Stone's resignation is expected to be accepted during the next school board meeting March 7.

"Coach Stone has done a good job here," Stone athletics director Greg Amacker said. "He's a part of our community and we want him to remain a part of our community."

Amacker said they will post the job once Stone's resignation is official and expects the process to take around a month to play out.

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