Jim Kremer resigns as head football coach at Adairsville
by Andrew Adler
Feb 25, 2013 | 3724 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Calling it the hardest thing a coach could ever do, Jim Kremer stood in front of his players around lunchtime Monday and shared with them what his future plans would be.

Part of those future plans included their coach’s decision to effectively resign the position of head football coach of the Adairsville Tigers after a four-year tenure that included two state playoff appearances.

“One of things I will miss most is the great relationships that have developed between myself and with our football players over the years,” Kremer said. “I’d like to think I am leaving a football program that has vastly improved during my time here. I only wish the best for Adairsville from here on out.”

Prior to talking to his players, Kremer informed Bruce Melkey, the school’s principal, and Meredith Barnhill, the school’s athletic director, of his decision Monday morning.

The 51-year-old Kremer was formally introduced as Adairsville’s new head coach prior to the start of the 2009 football season.

During his four years at Adairsville, the Tigers compiled a 27-16 record. Last year, the Tigers finished the season as the No. 2 seed in Region 5-AAA behind the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes with a 7-3 regular season record. The Tigers lost in the first round of the state Class AAA state playoffs to Hart County. Adairsville won five of its last six games to earn the No. 2 seed and host a state playoff game.

Kremer’s best year was the 2011 season, when the Tigers went 10-2 overall and lost in the second round of the Class AA state playoffs while playing in Region 7A-AA.

The Tigers were 5-5 overall during the 2010 and 2009 seasons.

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