Remembering Coach Abomb

Dave "Abomb" Adamovich passed away on 5-10-2020


Dave Adamovich passed away Sunday May 10, 2020.

Updates regading a Memorial Fund, funeral services,

and a memorial service will be announced on the

Facebook page called Xavier Sports via the link above.

Abomb, as he was called by many, was heavily involved

for 15 years in the Xavier High School athletic program.

He was always a positive factor as he interacted with many student-athletes plus the Xavier coaches, staff and alumni. He coached Xavier Powerlifting for years, and his team was State Champions in 2017.  Dave also was an assistant coach for Xavier Football, worked countless hours as a volunteer in the weight room at Xavier, and also was a Track & Field assistant coach at XHS.


He oversaw a summer weightlifting program open to all Xavier high school students, and he assisted boys and girls sports teams at XHS by designing and instructing weight lifting programs for their seasons. Dave was also instrumental in chairing the Xavier Booster Club booth at Oktoberfest in downtown Appleton, and he organized community service events for Xavier students.


He received the Xavier Booster Club Red Smith Service Award in 2015, and in 2013 Abomb was honored by Green Bay Packaging with their service award, also at the Red Smith Banquet. That Red Smith banquet is one of the largest sports award banquets in the Midwest, often with over 1,400 people attending the event annually in January in downtown Appleton. All proceeds from the banquet go to youth sports organizations.


Abomb also hosted numerous powerlifting meets at Xavier, as well as in the Fox Valley and statewide, and, he hosted the National Powerlifting Meet at the former Paper Valley in downtown Appleton in 2018. Dave was also the head coach and owner of the Wisconsin Ravens semi pro football team. He worked as VP of Sales at Small Quantity Boxes. His dog, Xavier, was also well-known by the Xavier Community.


Dave will be missed more than can be imagined. He was a great coach, a great friend and an even greater human being! Someday we will meet you again, and we look forward to hearing your laugh and your stories, and seeing your smile. Rest in Peace, Abomb

Please remember Coach Abomb and his family in your prayers.