It's been a tough few years for the Fargo North football program. The team hasn't made state since 2010. But the administration hopes that new head coach Adam Roland can change that.
The Wahpeton native takes over for Kelly Kalina, who resigned in January with a record 20 games under .500 through six seasons. Roland has held football positions at Central Cass and Mayville State. The Spartans finished 1-8 last year, but he knows a turnaround can start with the teams upper classman.
"It comes down to the older guys on the team and the direction they want to take this," Roland told Valley News Live today. "Now putting a coaching staff together is going to be one of the challenges, and guys that mesh well with the kids. As well as finding new ways yet old ways of getting the kids involved with simple things like weight lifting. It's not like that hasn't been tried it might just be something where some new energy brought to the program might get that to happen."
After three years as an assistant for the Spartans, Roland says he's excited for his opportunity to lead.