The presence of former Retriever standout Anthony Adams as assistant men’s soccer coach has paid huge dividends to the UMBC Soccer Program. On four occasions, Adams has been named one of the nation’s top assistant coaches by collegesoccernews.com and in 2003, he was one of 27 college coaches in the nation to be honored as an Assistant Coach of the Year by AFLAC.
“Anthony has done a fantastic job at UMBC,” Head Coach Pete Caringi said. “It is obvious he has the skills for recruting talented student-athletes. Our class this year is one of our finest, perhaps rivaling the 1998 class and it is a credit to Anthony’s hard work and dedication.”
The longest-tenured UMBC assistant coach holds a U.S.S.F. “A” coaching license. He earned a B.A. degree in history and a certificate in secondary education from UMBC in 1997. Adams earned the 1995 Retriever Club Scholarship Award, given each year to a junior student-athlete who demonstrates academic and athletic excellence and a commitment to UMBC’s community service program.
Adams just completed his Master’s degree in Management from the University of Maryland, University College. His wife Stephanie was a former member of the Sports Medicine staff at UMBC. The couple just had their first child, Isabella Marika, in July of 2007.