Krenz takes over SPASH football program
By Mike Kobs
STEVENS POINT – As the SPASH Panthers prepare to play their second football season in calendar year 2021, they will be under new leadership. However, Mike Krenz is no stranger to the Stevens Point Area Senior High program. Krenz, who was named interim head coach following the resignation of Pete McAdams in late July, has been around SPASH football for the better part of a decade. He was first brought into the program in 2012 to coach running backs. And while the new head coach will look familiar to other coaches and players, so will the product on the field. Coach Krenz has stated the offense will not change under Braden Mitchell, now in his second year as coordinator. There is one change, though. The defense is now under the direction of Tony Altmann, who had been serving as the head coach of the junior varsity program. As for McAdams, a July press release from the school district said he left for personal reasons. McAdams compiled a record of 146-72 in 20 seasons. The Panthers open their fall season on the road at powerful Kimberly on Friday, August 20. That’s followed by two home games with Superior and Appleton-West August 27 and September 3. The Panthers are at Hortonville September 10, before returning to Goerke Field to host Wisconsin Rapids and D.C. Everest September 17 and 24.