|Title:||Director of Athletics|
|Alma Mater:||York (Pa.) '89|
|Experience:||14th year at SU|
The first full time Athletic Director in Stevenson's history, Adams' arrival coincided with the Mustangs' leap to NCAA Division III at the start of the 1994-95 academic year. That year, Adams oversaw an 11-sport department and quickly committed himself to growth in order to provide students with the opportunity to compete.
Since then, Stevenson has added nine more sports and now
boasts 20 intercollegiate sports.
Adams has also been instrumental in the Mustangs move from the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) for men's lacrosse and North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) to its current membership in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).
Adams played a major role in launching the NEAC, serving as the first chairperson of the Athletic Directors' Committee and as the Executive Committee's chairman from 2004-06. In its two-year existence in the NEAC, Stevenson won the conference's President's Cup all three seasons.
Following the 2006-07 academic year, Stevenson moved to the highly competitive CAC. It is a move that Adams was particularly excited about as the move allows the Mustangs to compete with more regional institutions.
"Moving into the CAC allows our programs to experience unprecedented opportunities for growth," said Adams. "Greater challenges in terms of competition and more oportunities to compete in postseason play will also be afforded to our student-athletes as a result of the shift."
Adams' career in intercollegiate athletics began shortly after his graduation from York College (Pa.) in 1989. He was a three-year member of the Spartan men's basketball program, serving as co-captain during the 1989-90 season.
Following his graduation, he remained at his alma mater as an assistant coach from 1989-94. During that time, York was regionally ranked in four of his five seasons and nationally ranked for two. In addition to coaching basketball, Adams also took on the position of head women's tennis coach, receiving CAC Coach of the Year honors in 1994 after leading the Spartans to a national ranking.
In addition to his responsibilities as athletics director at Stevenson, Adams also serves as the head men's basketball coach, entering his 15th year as such during the 2008-09 season.
The Mustangs finished the 2007-08 campaign with a 20-8 record, tying the school mark for wins in a season. Stevenson also earned the program's second consecutive bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship.