Captain Shreve names Adam Kirby football coach

Jimmy Watson
Shreveport Times

The Captain Shreve and Caddo Parish administration removed the interim tag off the title of football coach Adam Kirby  making the veteran offensive coordinator a head coach for the first time.

“I feel very fortunate and blessed, Rachel (his wife) and I do, to have this opportunity,” Kirby told The Times on Wednesday. “I’m very excited to have the opportunity in my first head coaching job to work with the great administration we have here.”

Kirby, who spent the past season as the offensive coordinator, replaces Bryant Sepulvado, who is now the assistant principal at Shreve.

“It has been a smooth transition for the kids. The kids already felt like it was official,” Kirby said. “There won’t be any coaching changes because we have a great staff here and we all want to keep Shreve as one of the top schools in the area. I’ll still call plays.”

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A former offensive coordinator at Southwestern College, Kirby had been recruiting the Shreveport area for that school prior to taking the Shreve job. He and Sepulvado have a 10-plus-year affiliation. 

“I never liked being micro-managed and I know there won’t be that need with Adam,” Sepulvado said. “We all know he will do a good job.”

The Gators were 44-32 in seven seasons under Sepulvado, whose last team was 10-2 and finished 6-1 in District 1-5A. The Kirby offense generated a combined 4,520 yards rushing and passing last season and the Gators averaged more than 32 points per game.

Kirby said Captain Shreve was a dream job for him when he was hired last year by Supulvado after serving two seasons as the coordinator at Sulphur High School. 

He and Rachel are from Henderson, Texas, and have twin 3-year-old boys, Everett and Jackson.

Jimmy Watson covers Shreveport-Bossier area sports. Email him at jwatson@shreveporttimes.com and follow him on Twitter @JimmyWatson6.