On six occasions, Adams has been named one of the nationís top assistant coaches by collegesoccernews.com. He earned his sixth accolade after the 2012 season, 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. He was also honored as the Mid-Atlantic Assistant Coach of the Year in 2005.
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 won 10 state championships, two regional titles and made two national final four appearances from 1996-2007.
Adams was member of the coaching staff of the USSF Development Academyís Baltimore Bays from 2008 - 2013 and had five teams place in the Academy Final Eight over that time. He is now coaching with the newly formed Baltimore Celtic SC.
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 UMBCís community service program.
The longest-tenured UMBC assistant coach holds a USSF ďAĒ coaching license. He earned a degree in history and a certificate in secondary education from UMBC in 1997 and completed his masterís degree in management from the University of Maryland, University College in 2007.
Adams was inducted into the Greater Dundalk Sports Hall of Fame in April of 2013 and serves on the Educational Committee for youth soccer in Maryland from 2008 - present.
His wife, Stephanie, was a former member of the sports medicine staff at UMBC. The couple had their first child, Isabella Marika, in July 2007 and also welcomed Caroline Marie to the family in August 2010.