Smiths Station plans to hire Adam Fossett for its vacant head football coaching position, according to a report in the Opelika-Auburn News.
While the report was not confirmed by Smiths Station superintendent Mac McCoy, it stated that an official introduction is expected within the next two weeks.
Smiths Station had originally planned to introduce its next coach at Tuesday night’s Lee County board meeting, but that did not happen. According to the O-A News, multiple board members wanted to meet with Fossett prior to his approval.
Fossett has been a head coach for the past eight years, most recently four seasons at Class 4A Childersburg and at 1A Winterboro from 2008-11.
During his four years at Childersburg, he compiled a 23-21 overall record, including three trips to the state playoffs in 2012-14. He went 1-3 in the playoffs during those three years. The 2015 season was the first of his career in which his team didn’t make the state playoffs, as Childersburg fell off to a 2-8 record.
In four years at Winterboro, he was 30-15 with four playoff berths, making it as far as the second round twice.
He will have some high expectations with a number of talented players returning for Smiths Station, but also must face the rigors of a very talented region. Region 2-7A will include Auburn, Central, Enterprise, Jeff Davis, Lee-Montgomery and Prattville, all of which proved dangerous a season ago.
Central has won back-to-back region titles and advanced to the state semifinals this past season. Prattville is a perennial contender and played in the state championship two years ago.