Staples High School announced today it hired Adam Behrends as its next head football coach.
Behrends replaces Phil Treglia who stepped down earlier this month to pursue opportunities closer to his Westchester home.
Behrends joins Staples after working as an assistant coach at IMG Academy in Florida where he has been coaching since 2010 as the quarterbacks coach.
“I am excited for the opportunity to coach at Staples,” Behrends said in a press release. “This community has a rare combination of academic and athletic excellence K-12, with a football program steeped in tradition.
Staples Football welcomes new Head Coach, Adam Behrends! Coach Behrends most recently served as the QB Coach at IMG Academy #GoWreckers #cthsfb @CoachBehrends pic.twitter.com/SSeCq5FYnT
— Staples Football (@StaplesFootbal1) May 17, 2019
“It has always been a goal of mine to lead a program where I could impact the lives of young men on and off the field. This includes collaborating with school educators and administrators, town officials, athletes and their families to advance the complimentary core values inherent in sports, academics and community. I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead the next chapter of Staples football. Go Wreckers!”
Before becoming a coach, Behrends played as a defensive back at Minnesota State-Mankato after transferring from Ellsworth Community College where he was an all-region Defensive Back in 2006. He graduated from Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa where he was an all-conference defensive back in 2003.
“Coach Behrends brings a wealth of football knowledge and experience to our football program,” Staples High School athletic director Marty Lisevick said in a press release. “Coach Behrends’ passion and enthusiasm for the game of football is contagious. Our student-athletes, and entire community, are fortunate to have him as their head coach.”
Staples was 7-3 in Treglia’s only season and in contention for a Class LL playoff berth until losing to Greenwich on Thanksgiving. Staples finished No. 10 in the Class LL rankings, just missing a playoff berth.
Staples also lost to Darien and St. Joseph. St. Joseph won the Class M state title while Greenwich reigned as FCIAC and Class LL champion last season.