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.
Adams earned four letters for UMBC from 1992-95 and was a starter in the backfield in his final three seasons. The Dundalk, Md. native (Calvert Hall) has been an extremely successful coach at the club level. As coach of the Soccer Club of Baltimore and the Baltimore Bays, he has won ten state championships, two regional titles and made two national final four appearances during his 13-year tenure.
“Anthony has done a fantastic job at UMBC,” head coach Pete Caringi said. “It is obvious he has the skills for recruiting talented student-athletes and he has been a huge asset to our program.”
The longest-tenured UMBC assistant coach holds a U.S.S.F. “A” coaching license. He earned 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 had their first child, Isabella Marika, in July of 2007.