Bill Carlin Retires as Adams Central Football Coach

Jeff Hofeldt steps aside as GI Basketball Coach

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Updated: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:03:52 CST

His Adams Central Football teams have won 191 games during his 24 years at the helm.

Now, Bill Carlin will step down as Patriot head coach....

Coach Carlin will no doubt be able to spend more time with his granddaughter and other family members.

He'll remain a familiar face around the high school as a teacher and track coach, but coaching the team will go to long time Patirot assistant Shawn Mulligan..

His Adams Central Patriot teams have established a great winning tradition..

WELL WHEN I TOOK OVER I WANTED TO MAKE US A CONSISTANT PROGRAM  AND FOR THE PAST 24 YEARS WE HAVE NOT HAD A LOSING RECORD AND I THINK THAT'S SOMETHNG I'M PROUD OF WE WERE ABLE TO  BE A CONSISTANT PROGRAM WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PLAYOFFS QUITE FREQUENT MADE SOME DEEP RUNS, NEVER BEEN ABLE TO WIN IT ALL BUT   WE'VE BEEN A CONTENDER MANY TIMES SO I THINK CONSISTNECY IS WHAT I WANTED TO PUT IN AND THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE KIDS, THE KIDS ARE BLUE COLLAR TYPE KIDS. THEY WORK HARD, THEY DO A LOT OF THE LITTLE THINGS, THEY WORK HARD IN THE WEIGHT ROOM PREPARE THEMSELVES AND JUST LEARNING THAT WORK ETHIC THAT CARRIES OVER TO LIFE IS SOMETHING I WANT TO LEAVE THEM WITH.

The Patriots have bounced back and forth between Class B and C–1 in recent years holding their own against all competition.

Adams Central will rejoin the Class B ranks in this coming 2014 season.

Coach Shawn Mulligan's debut as head coach will come against the Grand Island Northwest Vikings at Patriot Field in the opening week of this coming season.