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Adam Krenning named new athletic director for Albion

Photo by Tom Rivers: Adam Krenning speaks to the Albion varisty football team on Sept. 1, 2017 before his first game as the head football coach. Albion came from behind to beat Springville, 40-34, in that game. The team shared the league title with Dunkirk that year and then won it outright in 2018.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 July 2019 at 11:07 am

ALBION – Adam Krenning is the new athletic director for Albion Central School, following the retirement of Randy Knaak.

Krenning was appointed to the position on Monday by the Board of Education. He has been the head varsity football coach the past two seasons, leading the team to league titles both seasons (2017 was a shared title with Dunkirk).

Krenning has been an agriculture teacher at Albion the past 19 years and the FFA advisor. That program has grown from a dozen students when he started to 118 this past school year.

“I just feel I can help the athletic program in the same way I grew the agriculture and FFA program,” he said this morning.

Krenning is meeting with school officials later today to discuss his role with the FFA and agriculture programs. He would like to continue to help with those programs.

He helped develop a 5-acre land lab for agriculture and FFA programs. FFA students also have strong connections with the agriculture community, collecting more than 30,000 pounds of produce each year in a food drive.

Krenning played tight end and defensive end for the Purple Eagles, with his last season in 1992. He has been a football coach the past 12 years, with the past two as the varsity head coach.

In his new role, he will work on scheduling games for all of the Albion sports, arranging transportation and for officials, and finding staff to run clocks and keep pitch counts.

He wants to see all of the teams excel on the field, court and in the pool, but Krenning said it’s not just about wins and losses in measuring the success of a program.

“It’s about the connections with kids,” he said. “How are we helping them to become better people in society.”

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