The Pryor Times

December 26, 2012

Adair’s goal remains the same

Times Correspondent
Kenny Howell

ADAIR — There may be a new Head Coach in Adair, but it's a familiar face for those familiar with the program.

Long time Assistant Coach Travis Cannady has the Warriors off to an 8-2 start this season by doing things the way they have been done for quite some time.

"Coach [Brad] Rogers always said stay true to what you are," said Cannady.

Rogers stepped down as the Head Coach of Adair after garnering over 300 wins. Cannady was his assistant for 14 years. Rogers is still the athletic director.

Cannady said the biggest difference in the change of positions is time management.

"I have a lot of respect for head coaches," said Cannady. "You don't realize how busy they get."

Cannady has been busy breaking in a lot of new faces this season, as only two players have significant starting time. Despite that, the Warriors have only suffered two losses - one to Chouteau, and the other Thursday to Kansas.

Cannady said the goal every year under Rogers was to get to the state tournament. He said that remains the same. And if the young players come along, he said they have a good shot to do that.

"Their development is going to be big down the stretch," said Cannady. "I think we have a chance to get it."

Adair will return to action Jan. 8, as they travel to the Locust Grove Tournament.