ST. MATTHEWS, SC (WIS) - Longtime Calhoun Academy athletic director and coach Adam Jarecki is leaving the Cavaliers program to take on new roles at Wilson Hall.
According to the school, Jarecki will coach the Barons' varsity football and baseball teams and will fulfill duties as the school's assistant athletics director.
"I've known Adam for probably close to 20 years and we've competed against him even though we're a 3-A school and Calhoun's a 2-A school," Wilson Hall headmaster Fred Moulton said. "But his teams have always been competitive. His kids have always shown outstanding sportsmanship and he just really good program. You can tell that the relationship with his kids and parents is just one that stands out among schools."
Jarecki began his tenure at Calhoun Academy in 1993. During his 22-year stint, he led the Cavaliers to a football state championship in 2004 and a baseball state championship in 2008. On Wednesday, he informed his players of the decision.
"Yesterday was a tough day," Jarecki said. "I sat down with my boys and told them. It's been a lot of praying and we've made the decision to make the move. It's an opportunity that we felt like we couldn't let get away."
Jarecki's connection is a close one with the Calhoun Academy community and he hopes to have a similar connection with Wilson Hall parents, supporters and athletes. In the process of building new relationships, Jarecki will be saddled with championship expectations as both programs he will coach have recently won state titles.
"That's the challenge that's put in front of you," Jarecki said. "You want to continue that excellence and try to maybe even build on it, but it starts with us being committed to being a part of that family over there and building relationships and making that our home. That's the first thing.
"When you're around good people and you've got some good kids and you've got some top-notch athletes and just perfect facilities and a perfect environment, that makes things kind of work out. That part's exciting."
Jarecki takes over for Bruce Lane who stepped down in January. Lane led the Barons to a SCISA state football championship in 2013.
Moulton says Jarecki will begin at Wilson Hall starting June 1.