Adam Fischer was named coach of Farmington varsity football team March 16.
The Tigers had been looking for a new coach since Mark Froehling, who held the position for the past 15 years, announced his retirement in the fall.
Fischer has spent the past five years as head coach at Fridley, where he led the Tigers to a 15-26 record.
“This a chance for me to join a place that has a lot of tradition and the opportunity to build on that tradition is a big draw,” Fischer said.
He inherits a Farmington team that went winless in its first season in the South Suburban Conference, which boasts many strong and well-established programs. The Tigers averaged just less than 180 yards per game while scoring just less than six points per game last year. Farmington scored in double digits in one game.
“They were young last year,” Fischer said. “The main challenge is to get big, fast and strong in a short amount of time. The Rosemounts and Lakevilles are at a different level right now.”
Fischer hopes his offensive pedigree can help the Tigers close the gap. While he was Irondale’s offensive coordinator in 2009, the Knights set the school’s single-season total yardage record (4,124 yards) and the single-season touchdown record (43).
“We run a no-huddle spread-attack offense,” Fischer said. “We’re going to adapt to the personnel we have.” Fischer also plans to emphasize coaching the details in his offense.
Fischer’s offense is primarily predicated on a quick passes out of the shotgun. With a number of promising returning players, including quarterback Kole Hinrichsen and running backChristian Groves, Fischer is excited to get to work.
“We’re going to bring an attack style of football. We’re going to attack on offense and defense,” he said. “Hopefully [our fans] see us flying around, running to the football on defense and running to the line on offense.”