DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University head coach Vanessa Taylor has announced the hiring of Kyle Adams as Assistant Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the women's basketball program.
Adams is coming to NCCU after spending the past five years at his alma mater, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator his first two seasons there before being elevated to head coach in 2013.
In three seasons as head coach at Cheyney, Adams resurrected a Lady Wolves program to a more competitive status and increasing the squads win total over that span. He was then named 2016 Mentor of the Year by the Cheyney National Alumni Association. The award was presented to Adams for his dedication to Cheyney through his leadership, community engagement and fundraising initiatives.
“Coach Adams has spent the last five years devoted to the restoration of women’s basketball at Cheyney, where he was once a competitive student-athlete,” commented Taylor. “He has a keen knowledge of what it takes to build a successful program. His recent honor of Mentor of the Year at Cheyney speaks directly to his passion and drive to helping young people become successful.”
Adams has over 15 years of basketball coaching experience.
Prior to Cheyney, Adams started his coaching career as a men’s basketball assistant coach at a half dozen colleges and universities: Cheyney (1999-2000), Community College of Philadelphia (2000-02), Plattsburgh State University (2003-04), Eastern University (2004-05), Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (2008-09) and University of Rio Grande (2009-11).