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Ron Adams celebrates a first-round playoff win in 2012 against Woodhaven. Adams took over as head football coach at Wyandotte Roosevelt in 2006 and turned the program into a state powerhouse. Photo by Larry Caruso


FOOTBALL: Ron Adams resigns from position as Wyandotte Roosevelt head coach (PHOTO)

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Ron Adams confirmed to The News-Herald this afternoon that he has resigned as the head football coach at Wyandotte Roosevelt.

Adams did not give a specific reason at this time for his resignation, but said he is not stepping down in order to take the vacant head football coach job at Eastern Michigan University.

After EMU Coach Ron English was fired a few weeks ago, rumors had swirled that Adams-a former EMU quarterback and school alumnus-might be a candidate for the job.

“The decision was made in the best interest of my family,” Adams said. “My decision had nothing to do with EMU. I have not had any discussion with the EMU administration. I am not a candidate. The media has fabricated this story.”

Adams took over the Wyandotte job in 2006 and since then the team has not missed the playoffs, as he turned the program into a state football powerhouse.

This year the team went undefeated in Downriver League play and won a district title in the postseason before losing to Detroit King in the regional round of the playoffs.

In the last three seasons, Roosevelt had made it to at least the regional round of the playoffs and last year made it to the semifinals before getting knocked out by eventual Division 2 state champ Brother Rice.

Also, the Bears have won at least a share of the Downriver League title the past four seasons.

Adams had also coached at Taylor Truman and Melvindale before coming to Wyandotte and he is a graduate of the now-closed Taylor Center High School.

Last Updated: 11/26/2013 4:43:57 PM EST