Joe Brummer named Atlantic head football coach

 ATLANTIC (March 24) -- Harlan Community alum Joe Brummer is the new head football coach for Atlantic High School following approval by the Atlantic Board of Education on Wednesday.
 Brummer, a 2012 HCHS graduate, told Atlantic radio station KSOM that he was ready to “hit the ground running” in his new post, putting an emphasis on the program’s off-season weight and agility program.
 As a two-way starting lineman for Harlan Community, Brummer was twice named first team All-District and was also selected second team All-State as a senior by the Des Moines Register. He played for the Cyclones’ 2009 state title winner as well as the 2011 state semi-finalist, then became a four-year starter at Morningside College, where he was a two-time All-American.
 Brummer, who is also Atlantic’s head baseball coach, takes over the head football job for Mike McDermott, who resigned in January. Brummer joined the football program as a seventh grade coach five years ago and has spent four years on the varsity staff, most recently as the offensive line coach.
 Brummer told KSOM: “I bring a lot of passion and enthusiasm to the game. I love football, my players know that, and I think anyone who knows me understands that. I also feel it’s important to build relationships and I care about each one of them.”
 Following the recent football classification realignment by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, Atlantic and Harlan Community will once again be competing in the same district starting this fall. Joe Brummer’s older brother, Sam, is currently an assistant football coach for HCHS.

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