Mark Adams begins his second seasons as the Texas Tech Men's Basketball Director of Basketball Operations.
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 institude a reading program with Lubbock Independent Distric 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 a 66.2 percent winning percentage. He has served as head coach at Clarendon College (1982-83), Wayland Baptist (1984-87), West Texas A&M (1987-92), Texas-Pan American (1992-97) and Howard College (2005-13). He has a career coaching record of 448-229.
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.
Adams left an indelable mark at Howard College after winning the Western Junior College Athletic Conference prior to his arrival. He finished finished first or second in the NJCAA Region V for nine consecutive seasons. He has also recorded 233 wins at the Big Spring junior college since arriving in 2004 and advanced to the regional tournament for nine consecutive years.
During his 23 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.