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Team History Page

JOHN ADAMS HS SPARTANS





School Opened: 1930

Championship Game Appearances - 0

City Championships Won - 0


Notable Players in School History


Bob Derderian
Mickey Hannon



Coaches in School History


1930-1949 - Ed "Tuck" Delaney*
1949-1959 - ????
1959-1960 - John C. Gladding
1960-1972 - Marty Doherty
1972-2000 - Emil Ostneberg
2000-2017 - Jim Pittman



Did You Know?


Coach John C. Gladding would coach rival Richmond Hill to the final 4 in 1966.

In 1971 Gladding became the executive director of the PSAL in 1971 and is a member of the PSAL Hall of Fame.

Ed "Tuck" Delaney was the coach of Jefferson HS in Brooklyn and left that prestigious program for the opportunity to build a program at a new school: Adams.

Walt Sofsian from the 1960-61 team became a star QB at Syracuse University



John Adams Today:


PSAL Division: Queens A West

2007-08 League Record: 10-6

Last Playoff Appearance: 2007-08 (2nd Round)



John Adams Links:


PSAL Website Team Page



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