For the first time in over a quarter of a century, the Adel-Desoto-Minburn Tigers football program will be under the direction of a new head coach. Mike Whisner confirmed with the Raccoon Valley Radio Network Tuesday of his retirement as head coach of the ADM football program. An Adel high school alum, Whisner spent 26 years as the leader of his alma mater’s football program, posting a record of 127-116 during his tenure. ADM qualified for the playoffs 11 times under the direction of Whisner, including six straight postseason appearances from 2009-2014.
Whisner says he’s not retiring from everything. “I’m still teaching and will coach track in the spring; football’s the only sport I retired from.” Whisner said, “The timing was good because we have some good things happening with the freshman, and the JV had a good record. We have some good young coaches that I hope apply (for the job), and we want to get that going so they can get plans ready for the summer.”
The Raccoon Valley Radio Network will have more information throughout the week about Whisner’s retirement as ADM’s head football coach, including reaction from one of his former players playing college football in Missouri.