Mark Adams has spent two season at his alma mater as the Texas Tech Men's Basketball Director of Basketball Operations under head coach Tubby Smith.
This is his second stint in NCAA Division I after serving as the head coach at Texas-Pan American from 1992-97. A native of Brownfield, Adams hit the ground running upon his arrival at Texas Tech. He helped institute a reading program with Lubbock Independent District elementary schools.
He was also instrumental in Texas Tech securing four crowds over 12,000 and the school's first sellout in eight years. Adams has won at every level he has coached, racking up a 68.5 percent winning percentage. He has served as head coach at Clarendon College (1981-83), Wayland Baptist (1983-87), West Texas A&M (1987-92), Texas-Pan American (1992-97) and Howard College (2005-13). He has a career coaching record of 539-248.
Adams, who led Howard to the 2010 NJCAA National Championship, has won 11 different coach of the year honors during his career as a head coach.
A 1979 graduate of Texas Tech, Mark and his wife Jennifer are the parents of Luke and Abbie. Luke a former guard on the Red Raider basketball team, lettered from 2011-2015. His daughter Abbie is recent graduate of Texas Tech and is currently working as a speech therapist.
Adams left an indelible mark at Howard College after winning the Western Junior College Athletic Conference prior to his arrival. He finished first or second in the NJCAA Region V for nine consecutive seasons. He recorded 233 wins at the Big Spring junior college from 2004-13 and advanced to the regional tournament for nine consecutive years. It is the most successful nine-year run in the history of the college
During his 25 seasons as a head coach, he advanced to the postseason 14 times and reached the national tournament of each school's respective classification eight times (three NJCAA, two NCAA Division II and three NAIA), including leading Wayland Baptist to the NAIA National Final in 1985.