Assumption Names Gilbraith Next Head Football Coach

After 36 years of dedicated coaching and 22 years at the helm of the Assumption Knights Football Program, Wade King is stepping aside to focus solely on his role as school Athletic Director.  This void opens a big opportunity for the next generation of Knights football, and school leadership is pleased to announce the selection of Nate Gilbraith as the next head coach for their historically successful program.  Gilbraith, a Rock Island native, and a product of Alleman High School and St. Ambrose University, is no stranger to Catholic education. With coaching experience that spans all ages and sports, his primary love of football led to the past 10 years of focused coaching, with high school experience split among the Alleman, Kewanee, and Moline football staffs.  Though this will be Nate’s first head varsity football coaching position, he has functioned at very high levels in all facets of the successful programs he’s worked in, and he comes highly recommended by local mentors at all three high schools.  King said, “I’m looking forward to Coach Gilbraith beginning his head football coaching career at Assumption and helping him wherever I can.”

A dedicated Social Studies teacher as well, Nate is committed to the education of the total person. “It is an honor to be a new member of the Assumption Family and to be chosen as the next leader of the football program. I am excited to start the next chapter of Assumption football.  I cannot wait to start building relationships with the returning players in the program and begin building a staff that embodies Assumption values. This is a program that has high expectations for their student athletes. Those standards need to continue to be held in high regard and promoted throughout the program.”

The interview committee was especially drawn to Nate’s balance of work-ethic, enthusiasm, knowledge, and character.  There is much confidence in Gilbraith’s ability to build relationships and team as the Knights head into this next era of Assumption excellence.

Assumption “Family” Spirit Wear For Sale!

We will begin selling Assumption “Family” spirit wear. We will have t-shirts and sweatshirts in both white and black (photo is just a reference of the product but they are all black and bright white). You can purchase your AHS merch from the front office during normal hours.

T-shirts are $10

Sweatshirts are $20




Knights For Life AHS Family T-Shirt Order

In honor of this Respect Life Month of October, we are fortunate that a generous benefactor has offered to sponsor a reprinting of the original “Knights for Life” t-shirts that were printed several years ago.  All current AHS Students and Faculty/Staff are invited to order a shirt at no charge.  That said, we anticipate that others in our Assumption Family (alumni, parents, family, friends) may also want to participate in this stand for life through purchasing a t-shirt. If you would like to purchase a shirt, you can do so by completing this survey link below.  The cost is $10 for short-sleeved and $14 for long-sleeved. Orders must be placed no later than 3PM on Friday, October 22nd.  In order to complete your order, payment must also be completed at the following link: Please just list “Knights for Life t-shirt Payment” in the memo of your online payment.  Thanks for your participation, and thanks so much to our alums who give back to our students and school community!

Please click here to place your t-shirt order!


Mrs. Bridget Murphy