Entering his 18th season on the soccer staff at UMBC, Anthony Adams was promoted to associate head men’s soccer coach in 2011. He serves as the recruiting coordinator for a program that has reached the NCAA Tournament in three of the last four seasons.
On seven occasions, Adams has been named one of the nation’s top assistant coaches by collegesoccernews.com. He earned his seventh accolade after the 2013 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 Academy’s 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 UMBC’s community service program.
The longest-tenured UMBC assistant coach holds a USSF “A” coaching license. He earned a degree in history and a certificate in secondary education from UMBC in 1997 and completed his master’s degree in management from the University of Maryland, University College in 2007.
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.