Niwot baseball coach Adam Strah resigns
July 7, 2021
Niwot head baseball coach Adam Strah announced his resignation on June 21. Since his promotion to the head coaching position in 2017, the Cougars compiled a 20-57 record in four seasons, with the 2020 season cancelled due to COVID. .
Strah, who joined the program as an assistant coach in 2012, will continue teaching physical education and health at NHS.
In his final year, the Cougars finished their 2021 season with a 5-11 record. Athletic Director Joe Brown said he was grateful for Strah’s leadership.
“We're so thankful for all that he has given Niwot baseball and our community,” Brown said. “We wish him all the best in the future.”
Under Strah’s guidance, multiple players have advanced to play in college including 2017 graduate and current University of Kansas Jayhawk infielder Skyler Messinger, who was drafted by the Chicago Cubs out of high school in 2017. Three 2021 graduates, Micah Sheats, Josh Strid and Mason Nieberger, have also committed to play in college.
As for the future of the program, Brown said the search for Strah’s successor has begun. With Season D sports stretching into late June, the athletic department hasn’t yet set a timetable for when the new coach will be named.
“Hopefully we can drum up some great applicants for what could be one of the premier jobs in the state,” Brown said. “There's not a lot of baseball programs in the state that have the history and nostalgia that Niwot baseball does. We're looking forward to finding somebody that can be a part of that.”