Carlos Adamson Named EMU Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Carlos Adamson, two-time Oklahoma High School Girl’s Coach of the Year, has been named an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan University, Head Coach Fred Castro announced today, May 29.

Adamson comes to Ypsilanti with more than 10 years of experience at both the college and high school levels, having spent time in Oklahoma and Florida.

“I have known Carlos since 2002 when we both worked Oklahoma Basketball camps,” Castro said. “Since then, he has built two powerhouse high school programs in Oklahoma and Florida. He has an amazing ability to build genuine relationships with his players and get the very best from them. I could not be happier to have Carlos and his family here in Ypsilanti.”

Most recently, Adamson served as the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Putnam City West High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. where he was tabbed as The Oklahoman Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2018. During his four-year stint, he guided the Patriots to an 81-20 overall record, a state runner-up finish (2018), a pair of area championships (2017 & 2018), three straight regional championships (2016-18), and two Big 10 Conference titles (2017 & 2018).

Prior to making the move to Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City, Okla. native spent three years at Hollywood Christian High School in Hollywood, Fla. There, he was named Coach of the Year by the South Florida Dairy Farmers (2011), Miami Herald (2011), and Broward County (2010). Under the tutelage of Adamson, HCHS became one of the top high school programs in the country. In addition to leading Hollywood Christian to its first-ever ESPN national ranking, the Challengers earned an ESPN Rise National Invitation in 2011 en route to their first Class 2A Florida State Championship in school history.

He served in a variety of roles at Seminole Tribe of Florida from 2004 to 2012, including basketball coordinator, recreation manager, and head girls basketball coach.
Adamson got his start as the Freshman Boys Basketball Coach at Norman North High School in 2001, before stops at Rose State College (2002-04) and Westlake High School (2008-09).

Adamson holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation from Southwest Baptist University. He and his wife, Misty, have three sons, Jordan, Carlos, Cooper, and one daughter, Cobe.

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