Adolphson named Monmouth-Roseville football coach

Todd Rudolf

Monmouth-Roseville can finally announce it got its man.

At Tuesday (April 12) night’s District 228 board meeting, the board approved the hiring of former AlWood, AlWood/ROWVA and Rockridge head coach Jeremy Adolphson to be the next Monmouth-Roseville High School football coach after weeks of speculation.

“I’ve been familiar with Jeremy over the years now and he has been successful at a number of positions,” M-R athletic director Chuck Grant said. “His teams have always impressed me and he always impressed me with how he carries himself on and off the field.”

In late March, Grant confirmed that the school had made a decision after interviewing seven candidates, but declined to comment further until after the board meeting.

Adolphson, an Aledo graduate, most recently served as an assistant coach for Mercer County last fall, which finished with 9-2.

His head coaching experience started at AlWood, where he turned around a struggling program and led the school to its first playoff season in 2002.

Adolphson continued to coach at AlWood/ROWVA, taking the Bulldogs to an 8-4 season and a state quarterfinals appearance and becoming The Register-Mail’s Coach of the Year in 2005. From there, Adolphson left for Rockridge, where he was the head coach from 2006-2009, compiling an 11-26 record with one trip to the postseason.

Adolphson could prove to a perfect fit for the Titans, who are coming off an 0-9 season and going through similar struggles as AlWood did when he took over.

M-R has won just two games in the last two years, but with a young, talented core — including freshman running back Martel Hunter — Grant believes Adolphson has the credentials and experience to turn the program around.

“Jeremy has been in this situation before,” Grant said. “That was something I looked for when we were doing this search. We wanted somebody that will in and roll his sleeves up and work hard to get this program back.”