Huntsville, AL – Veteran head coach Jere Adcock has been named Whitesburg Christian Academy’s third head football coach.
The Roanoke native announced his retirement from Decatur High School following the 2022 season.
Adcock takes over for another Tennessee Valley coaching veteran, Jimmy Nave, who spent three seasons at Whitesburg. During his tenure Nave lead the Warriors to a 10-20 record including the programs only non-loosing season, a 5-5 campaign in 2022.
Whitesburg Christian began competing on the gridiron 2020. Michael Harper served as the Warriors first head coach, posting a 2-8 record the Huntsville christian school’s first year of varsity competition.
Adcock, an Auburn University graduate, began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater Handley High School. After six seasons at with the Tigers he made the move to metro Atlanta, serving as an assistant at McIntosh High before a two year stint on the staff at Smiths Station.
In 1994 he accepted an assistant coaching position at Decatur, two years later he was named the fifth head coach in Red Raiders history. During his 27 year tenure at Decatur he lead the Red Raiders to a 187-120 record including 21 post season appearances, a 106-55 mark in region play and seven region titles.
The Warriors will make the move to Class 3A in 2023 after competing in 2A for the last four seasons. Whitesburg will compete in a tough 3A, Region 8 along side reigning 2A state champion Fyffe, 3A semifinalist Geraldine, Sylvania, Collinsville, Holly Pond, Asbury and Brindlee Mountain.