Chad Adcox steps down from Manzano High football


Chad Adcox is leaving his head coaching job at Manzano High School on top of the football world in New Mexico. His best year was his last when he led the team to it’s first ever undefeated season and it’s first ever state championship in Class 6A.

 It wasn’t an easy decision to make after six years of leading the program, but it was something he had to do for himself and his family. “One thing I demanded of my kids is that they give full on championship effort  and I expect the same thing out of myself and right now I’m not able to give them that championship effort,” said Adcox.

“My health is not horrible, but it’s definitely taken a toll with coaching. Secondly, I have two young kids that I want to see grow up.” Adcox’s Manzano Monarchs stormed to a 13-0 season in 2017. Adcox said one of the toughest things he had to do was tell his players Thursday that he was leaving the program.

“But, I think in the long run it’s the right decision for the program,” said Adcox. Adcox said he will still be involved with football some kind of way. He is just not sure what that might be at the moment. 

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