ALAMOSA – Adams State University head football coach Timm Rosenbach has decided to step down as head coach for the Grizzlies, athletic director Larry Mortensen announced Wednesday morning. Rosenbach, a native of Missoula, Montana, finishes his career at Adams State with a 9-20 overall record. Rosenbach's future plans are not known.
“I have greatly enjoyed my time here at Adams State,” said Rosenbach. “I have learned a lot about college athletics, coaching and administration during my time in Alamosa. I want to thank Larry Mortensen and Dianne Lee for all their help. I’d also like to thank President Beverlee McClure, in was an honor working for a President that cares and wanted to help the school and the department so much. Lastly, I’d like to thank the student-athletes that fought and put in the hard work on and off the field.”
During his time at Adams State, Rosenbach helped lead the Grizzlies to a passing attack dominance, ranking top-20 in the nation in passing offense for two years. His first win at the school came against rival school Western State in the Colorado Classic, a game that the Grizzlies trailed at 42-6 and became the largest comeback in school history, and one of the largest in NCAA history. Rosenbach finished his time at Adams State bringing home the Colorado Classic Trophy and the Musket Game Rifle, the first time both have been in Alamosa since 2012. He also helped lead Chad Hovasse to career-records in receiving and a Harlon Hill Nomination.
“We wish Coach Rosenbach nothing but the best in his future endeavors,” said Mortensen. “The foundation has been laid for the future of the program. We appreciate his efforts in this area. He and his family quickly became an important part of the community and they will be missed. The Grizzly family wish them all well in their new journey.”
Mortensen also announced Wednesday morning that offensive coordinator Josh Blankenship will succeed Rosenbach as head coach of the Grizzlies.