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Adam Reese, the offensive coordinator the past four seasons for defending Class 4A state runner-up Mishawaka High School, has been named the new head football coach at Franklin Community High School.

The hiring of the 35-year-old Plymouth native was approved Monday evening by the Franklin Community School Board of Trustees. Reese replaces Brian Harbin, whose contract was not renewed after producing a 13-28 record in four seasons.

Reese brings his belief in the flexbone triple-option offense with him to Johnson County after helping the Cavemen produce a 41-12 record in his four seasons running the offense. The squad that played for a Class 4A title in November averaged 30 points per game and 34 during its six-game postseason run.

Overall, Reese served eight seasons as a Mishawaka assistant, the first three (2005-07) under then-coach Jim Aldrich and the past five for Bart Curtis. He was named 2011 Offensive Coordinator of the Year by Indiana Football Digest.

Reese is a 1996 graduate of Plymouth High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball.

He later attended Valparaiso University for two years before ultimately graduating from Indiana University South Bend.

He will teach social studies at Franklin Community High School.

Reese and his wife, Kristy, have a 3-year-old daughter and a son born Thursday.

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