The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball program has announced the addition of assistant coach Adam Blaylock.
Blaylock spent the last three seasons as the top assistant for junior college Panola College in Carthage, Texas. He helped the Ponies to 70 wins during that time. Last season Panola went 20-12 and had six student-athletes sign with Division I schools. The Ponies had 17 players advance to Division I programs in Blaylock’s three seasons on the bench. Blaylock was the lead recruiter of LSU signee Marlon Taylor.
Blaylock helped Panola earn the 2017 Region 14 Regular Season Championship and two Region 14 Runner-Up Finishes. His student-athletes had nine All-Conference selections. The 2017 team earned a berth in the national tournament.
In spring 2017 CoachStat.net named Blaylock one of the top 10 junior college coaches in the nation.
“We are excited to have Adam join our coaching staff and believe that he will be a great fit for both our student-athletes and coaching staff,” Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball head coach Jon Coffman said. “Adam has been part of two extremely successful junior college programs during his coaching career and is well respected within the coaching ranks among his peers in junior college as well as the Division I coaches that have recruited from his teams. He brings a versatile skill set and a wide range of experiences for a young coach because he has had to oversee every task you can imagine associated with running a program. Adam is bright, loyal and hardworking. He is a great communicator and brings great recruiting experience to our staff. I am excited for him to bring his passion to our program.”
Prior to Panola, Blaylock was the top assistant at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. He began coaching at Northeast in January 2011. While at Northeast, Blaylock oversaw recruiting, strength and conditioning, player development, academics and overall basketball operations. Blaylock helped Northeast win 97 games and coached two nationally ranked teams. While coaching at Northeast, Blaylock obtained his master’s degree in organizational management with a sports emphasis in December 2013.
Blaylock was a student assistant for Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska in Fall 2010. He received his bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education while at Peru State. The Nebraska native played his final two years of basketball at Peru State where he was named the 2009-2010 MCAC Scholar-Athlete of the year.