Rader resigns as Frazee head football coach
Jim Rader has resigned as head football coach at Frazee High School, according to Frazee activities director Nick Courneya. Rader took over the program in 2007 replacing Steve Carlson. "There are multiple reasons and factors that have contributed...
Jim Rader has resigned as head football coach at Frazee High School, according to Frazee activities director Nick Courneya.
Rader took over the program in 2007 replacing Steve Carlson.
“There are multiple reasons and factors that have contributed to my decision, but as I look back over my years at the helm I am proud of my time here and I am confident that I am turning over the program in good shape,” said Rader.
Rader’s program continued to improve during his coaching run culminating in a 9-2 record this season and a trip to the section final. Frazee has a record of 24-7 the past three seasons.
“Our kids have developed the mentality that they expect to win. Our equipment and facilities are in the best shape ever, our booster club is running extremely well, and we only graduated seven seniors, so half our starters will be returning. It is the perfect time for a new person to take over and have a chance to get started on the right foot.”
Rader, a social studies teacher, was a former student and athlete at Frazee, including on the football team.
“In terms of where I go from here, I have had some other opportunities present themselves to me, and I need to weigh my options. That being said, my heart bleeds green, and a part of me will always be under those Friday Night Lights.”
Since 2007, the Hornets football team has compiled a record of 49-27 and had winning seasons six of eight years.