W&L NAMES CLEIVE ADAMS ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike
Walsh has announced the appointment of Cleive Adams as assistant football
coach and assistant professor of physical education. Adams will begin
his duties effective July 18.
"We are pleased to have Cleive Adams join our athletic
department and football staff," said Walsh. "He has proven to
be a top-flight defensive line coach at Ferrum and is genuinely interested
in the lives of his athletes beyond the playing field. He brings experience
and great energy and enthusiasm to the position."
"I am honored to have the opportunity to coach at
an outstanding institution like Washington and Lee," said Adams.
"I am pleased about the challenges of working with a new staff and
players. I plan to match and exceed the enthusiasm and commitment I had
during my tenure at Ferrum College. My family and I are excited about
the possibilities of relocating to a new area and becoming active within
Adams replaces Jeff Stickley on the coaching staff after
Stickley's position as W&L's baseball coach was elevated to a stand-alone
position. Adams will coach the Generals' defensive line.
Adams had served as an assistant coach at Ferrum College
since the 1998 season, helping lead the Panthers to a pair of USA South
Conference titles. He began as a defensive secondary coach then moved
to defensive line prior to the 2002 season. During the 2004 season, Adams
served as Ferrum's defensive coordinator and special teams coach.
In addition to his coaching duties, Adams has also served
as the team's strength and conditioning coordinator since 2003. Additionally,
he has been an academic counselor with the school's freshman mentoring
program and has been a student activities manager.
Adams graduated from Ferrum in 2002 with a bachelor of science
degree in recreation and leisure and a minor in psychology. He lettered
as a defensive back for the Panther's 1988 South Region Championship team.
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