- Assistant Coach
Cheyney University alumnus Kyle Adams is the newest addition to Coach Marilyn Stephens’ staff. Adams brings 13 years of experience to the hardwood.
“I would like to thank Coach Marilyn Stephens and the search committee for the opportunity to come home. I am extremely excited about the endeavor of aiding Coach Stephens and the staff in building on the storied tradition and history that is Lady Wolves Basketball,” commented Adams. “Cheyney is a very special place. I want to help create an environment where young women will not only become better basketball players, but where they will also become better people. We have hit the ground running, and I look to be an asset to our university, our basketball program, and our student athletes."
Adams comes to Cheyney after spending the last two seasons at the University of Rio Grande. Adams was involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, skill development and academic advisement. In addition to his coaching duties, Adams also served as the Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs, providing counseling , advocacy, and programming for underrepresented students at the university. Prior to Rio, Adams was the top assistant mens basketball coach at local rival Lincoln University. While at Lincoln, Adams helped with the Lions move to Division 2 and return to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association(CIAA). In 2004, Adams served at Eastern University as an Assistant Coach and Assistant Multicultural Student Advisor. Prior to Eastern, Adams served as Lead Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Plattsburgh State University. While at PSU, Adams help guide the Cardinals to their first semi finals appearance in the SUNYAC playoffs in nine years. Adams served at the Community College of Philadelphia as Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach to Head Coach, Robert "Dondi" Deshields. In 2002, CCP won the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association championship. Adams began his collegiate career at Cheyney in 1999, as a volunteer assistant mens basketball coach to then Head Coach, Robert Marshall. A native of Philadelphia, Adams is a veteran clinician of the summer basketball camp circuit, teaching at such prestigious camps as Jay Wright Basketball Camp at Villanova, University of Pennsylvania Basketball Camp, St. Josephs Basketball Camp, Hoop Group Elite Camp, John Chaney- Sonny Hill Basketball Camp, United States Naval Academy Basketball Camp,and the Pocono Invitational Basketball Camp.
Adams is also the founder of the Team Together Basketball Academy, which assists student-athletes in improving their skill set and mental approach to society, athletics and academics. In addition to this, Adams is co-founder of LOOK, LISTEN, SHARE, CHANGE, which encourages and inspires young people to become socially conscience and assertive contributors of society.
Adams is also a member of the Black Coaches and Administrators (BCA), and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He is a member of the Cheyney University Alumni Association. Adams is a member of the Epsilon Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.
Adams received his B.A. in Psychology ’99 while earning a minor in Secondary Education and Social Science. He also earned his M.Ed in Athletic Coaching and Leadership from University of Rio Grande.