Albion High alums take helm for Purple Eagles varsity football, soccer teams

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 August 2017 at 7:14 pm

Photos by Mike Wertman – Albion’s new girls varsity soccer coach, Purple Eagles alum Maggie (King) Orbaker, is meets here with the team’s two returning seniors, Elisabeth Baker, left, and Natalie DiCureia.

Today was a very special one for two Albion High alums, Adam Krenning and Maggie (King) Orbaker, as they held their first practices as head coach of the Purple Eagles varsity football and girls varsity soccer teams respectively.

“It’s awesome,” said Krenning of his move into the head football coaching position after serving as an assistant coach the last couple of years. “It’s exciting and it feels great to be back at it,” he added of the initial practice.

Krenning’s Purple Eagles are slated to open the season at home against Springville on September 1.

“It’s definitely a dream come true,” said Orbaker of coaching the team she used to play on. “It’s pretty special.”

Orbaker’s Purple Eagles will open the season on August 29 with a Niagara-Orleans League home game against Akron.

New Albion varsity football coach, Purple Eagles alum Adam Krenning, right, meets were with veterans JaQuess Harrison, Ugene Harrison, Caleb Petit, Matt Kovaleski, Bryce Pritchard, Nate Moore and Demetrius Gardner.