The administration of Monticello High School is pleased to announce the appointment of a new head football coach.
MHS alum Art Adair will take the responsibility for leading the Buckaroos on the field when the season begins this August.
Adair is a lifelong Buckaroo who has always been dedicated to MHS athletic program. Since graduating in 1995, Adair has volunteered extensively as a coach of youth programs in Monticello. He gives back to the community and especially the youth.
Art has coached Jr. Jazz, little league baseball, youth, Jr. High and High School wrestling, in addition to youth league and Jr. High football. Adair has said youth need positive role models and it is everyone’s responsibility to do what they can to help build a brighter future.
MHS Principal Scott Shakespeare said that Adair will be a good fit for the MHS program and has the skills necessary to make the Buckaroos a power team again in football. Adair comes from a strong coaching family. His father, Kent Adair has been coaching wrestling at MHS for more than 35 years. His three brothers also coach wrestling.
In addition to his work with coaching the youth of Monticello, Adair also volunteers as a hunter’s education instructor, helps extensively at the San Juan County Fair, and has held many eclesiastical callings, including Varsity Scout and Young Men’s leader.
Adair can’t wait to take on this new challenge. he said, “I am excited, humbled and appreciative of this opportunity. I believe in not only Buckaroo football, but in MHS overall.
“I’ve always been a diehard Buckaroo and am very passionate about the success of the students in the classroom as well as in other pursuits. This is the reason I choose to live here in Monticello.
“I have had the opportunity in my life to be coached by some great men that I call friends, confidants and Dad. I hope to be able to pass on some of the things I have learned from them.
“I will do my best to represent my school and my community well as your football coach. I know that this isn’t my team, it’s everyone’s team. I just hope to be able to steer the vessel to success. Let’s go Buckaroos!”