Accomplishments at Milan Involved More than Just Football for Dabney

Longtime area football high school football coach John Dabney will be inducted into the Missouri Football Coaches Hall of Fame this Friday. Dabney’s high school coaching career spanned 30 years across tenures at Knox County and Milan. His tenure at Milan ran from 2006 to 2021 and included five unbeaten seasons and a district championship. Dabney says one thing he set out to do was bring together the schools’ different ethnicities.

Dabney adds this process took some time.

Throughout Dabney’s time at Milan the unity of the student body has grown.

The Wildcats went 11-2 this season, reaching the Class 1 Semifinals. Their roster included KRES All-Stars Ahmet Niasse, Jose Garcia and Jared Gonzalez.