Adams has settled in for what will be his second season as head coach for both the rapidly emerging Ashford men's and women's track and field programs and his fourth overall in a coaching capacity.
After transitioning into the 2010-11 academic year with assumed head coaching responsibilities, Adams has also maintained status as an assistant men's and women's cross country for the Saints.
To date, Adams has brought in student-athletes and ushered in an era that features 24 NAIA National Qualifiers (12 indoor/12 outdoor), one NAIA All-American, five individuals who have claimed top-10 finishes at the NAIA National Championships and 18 Midwest Collegiate Conference individual champions.
Adams has seen his standout hurdler Christian "Ed" Awah claim back-to-back Male Athlete of the Year honors at the institution's traditional Ashford University Sport Performance Yearly Awards (AUSPY's).
The Saints enjoyed unprecedented success in Adams' first full year at the helm, smashing a plethora of school records while sending a record number of student-athletes to the NAIA National Championships during the indoor and outdoor campaigns. His efforts resulted in MCC Coach of the Year honors for the indoor season.
Adams has undergone training in Boulder, Colo., to successfully obtain his USATF Level 2 Coaching Certification. He specialized as a sprints coach at AU as an assistant prior to taking over his head coaching duties.
originally came to the Saints by way of Quincy, Ill., where he attended Quincy
Senior High School. Upon graduation, he attended Div. I Western Illinois
University where specialized in 200 and 400-meter distances.
After completing a successful career where he was a seven-time NCAA Regional Qualifier at WIU, Adams spent one year as an assistant coach for the Leathernecks.
Adams then served as an assistant coach for two years at Davenport Assumption High School for both the men's and women's track teams. During his tenure, he helped the women's unit bring home runner-up honors in the 2008 Iowa state meet.
Adams obtained his teaching certification and taught at DeWitt Middle School and Camanche High School in the fall/winter of 2009.
Adams is married to his wife, Audra, an Ashford employee in the human resources department and assistant track and field coach. They reside together in nearby Camanche with their daughter, Annalynn.
|#||Name||Cl.||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown||High School / Previous|
|Fuad Agoro||JR||Jumps||Hoffman Estates, Ill.|
|Ademola Are||SR||Hurdles||Hazel Crest, Ill.||Hillcrest|
|Christian Awah||JR||Hurdles||Willow Springs, Ill.||Lyons Township|
|Breyonte Brewer||FR||Throws||Country Club Hills, Ill.|
|Rafael Crisoto||JR||Distance||Franklin Park, Ill.||West Leyden|
|Kendall Deer||SO||Hurdles||Lyons, Ill.|
|Jacob Feinman||SO||Throws||Hometown, Ill.||Oak Lawn Community|
|Alex Gonzales||FR||Distance||West Allis, Wis.||West Allis Central|
|Matt Holley||SO||Pole Vault||Genoa, Ill.||Genoa-Kingston|
|Aleksander Jakobsen||JR||Racewalk||Rock Island, Ill.||Rock Island|
|Justin Kilpatrick||FR||Sprints||Hazel Crest, Ill.|
|Kevrin Kimbrough||FR||Jumps||Rockford, Ill.|
|Branden Lambaise||SO||Multis||Germantown Hills, Ill.||Metamora|
|Justin Ludwikowski||SR||Multis||Roland, Ill.||Roland/Iowa Central C.C.|
|Michael Malone||FR||Jumps/Pole Vaul||Country Club Hills, Ill.|
|Patrick McClain||JR||Distance||Gary, Ind.||William A. Wirt|
|Brian Meyer||SO||Distance||Bloomington, Ill.||Bloomington|
|Jeremy Miller||FR||Hurdles||Clinton, Iowa|
|Joe Naszke||SO||Jumps||Seneca, Ill.||Seneca|
|Julius Oteng||JR||Race Walk||Kumasi, Ghana||Kumasi|
|Emmanuel Panchol||SO||Jumps||Rockford, Ill.||Jefferson|
|Zach Pavlich||FR||Distance/Throws||Davenport, Iowa||Davenport Assumption|
|Doug Powers||SR||Distance||Greenup, Ill.||Cumberland/Danville C.C.|
|Jaryd Prince||SO||Throws||Clinton, Iowa||Clinton|
|Travis Pruitt||JR||Sprints/Jumps||Freeport, Ill.|
|Jerry Sikkema||FR||Throws||Fulton, Ill.|
|Demetryione Singleton||SO||Hurdles||Champaign, Ill.||United Township|
|Austin Smith||SR||Jumps||Port Byron, Ill.||Riverdale|
|Joe Snyder||JR||Throws||Winnebago, Ill.||Winnebago|
|Peter Tamulewicz||FR||Sprints/Jumps||Bolingbrook, Ill.|
|DeMykhal Teague||SO||Sprints||Silvis, Ill.||United Township|
|Spencer Touchie||JR||Throws||Hometown, Ill.||Oak Lawn Community|
|Quentin Woods||FR||Pole Vault||Davenport, Iowa|