Bills honor Albion, Medina football coaches

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 December 2020 at 9:08 am

Contributed Photos – Medina Coach Eric Valley, left, and Albion Coach Adam Krenning have earned Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week honors this season.

Even though there has been no high school football this fall the Buffalo Bills are still honoring coaches around Section VI for their contributions to their players, their school and their community.

Medina Varsity Football Coach Eric Valley and Albion Varsity Football Coach Adam Krenning have been among the recipients of the Coach of the Week award.

A Mediina High graduate who played college football at SUNY Cortland, Valley has been on the Mustangs coaching staff for 25 years serving as head coach for the past 13 years.

The Bills release notes that in addition to serving as varsity football coach and athletic director, Valley has helped bring unified sports including basketball and bowling to the Medina athletic program.

The release adds that Valley is very involved in the community. It notes he works closely with the Medina LOYAL Football organization,  has organized the “Miles for Heils” 5K run to raise money for a local family whose father passed away and the “Coins for Coopers” fundraiser which aided a local family who lost their home to a fire.

Krenning, who is an Albion High graduate, has been on the Purple Eagles football coaching staff  for 15 years serving as head coach for the past four years.

Also Albion’s Athletic Director, the Bills release notes that Krenning has started a football study hall three days a week to help support his players academic studies and performance. He has also developed a summer strength and conditioning program for Albion athletes.

The release adds that Krenning likewise is very active in the Albion community. He has worked with the Albion Youth Football organization and has hosted camps for youth players. He has also developed a Big Brother initiative for the Albion football program where a varsity player is paired with a middle school player to help them with their schoolwork and other needs.

The release notes that Krenning, who has previously taught agricultural education, has been active each December in leading a group of local agriculture businesses as they collect produce which is donated to Orleans Community Action an effort which last year helped over 800 families during the holiday season.

The weekly honorees are now in the running for the Coach of the Year award which will be announced on January 3 at halftime of the Bills vs. Dolphins game.