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Brother Rice names Adam Korzeniewski new football coach

By: Tom Markowski, February 2, 2017, 3:00 pm

Birmingham – Adam Korzeniewski, a former assistant coach at Birmingham Brother Rice, will return to the Oakland County all-boys Catholic school as its head coach.

Korzeniewski, 42, was named to that position on Thursday.

He replaces Dave Sofran who was fired following his third season as head coach. Brother Rice was 7-4 last season, 20-12 during Sofran’s tenure.

Korzeniewski has never been a head coach before. He was an assistant coach at six different schools after serving as a graduate assistant at Western Michigan, his alma mater, from 1998-99.

“It’s just a special place,” Korzeniewski said of Brother Rice. “You to fulfill your expectations.”

Korzeniewski said his first order of business is to meet with the players and remind them that it is the journey, not the destination, that’s most important.

Korzeniewski graduated from Grosse Pointe North in 1992 and twice lettered at Western as a tight end.

His first shot at coaching at the high school level came in 2000 at Warren De La Salle. He was an assistant at Brother Rice in ’02 and from 2010-13. He spent the last two seasons at Birmingham Seaholm.

Korzeniewski becomes just the third coach at Brother Rice since the 1968 season. The legendary Al Fracassa ran the program from 1969-2013. Fracassa is tops in the state with 430 career victories.