For the sixth time since 2000, UMBC associate head men's soccer coach Anthony Adams has been recognized by College Soccer News as one of the top assistant coaches in the nation.
The web publication cited Adams amongst 15 assistant or associate head coaches at the NCAA Division I level. He earned his fifth accolade after the 2010 season, and in 2003, he was one of 27 college coaches in the nation (all sports) 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) started his UMBC tenure on the bench with head coach Pete Caringi, Jr. in the fall of 1997. The coaching tandem has led the Retrievers to three conference titles (1999, 2010, 2012) and subsequent NCAA Tournament appearances and three additional regular season championships (1999, 2002, 2003) since 1999.
UMBC advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in both 2010 and 2012, defeating Princeton and Old Dominion respectively. The 2012 season (12-4-4) came to an end when defending national champion North Carolina prevailed over UMBC in a penalty kick shootout in Chapel Hill, N.C.