Adams named Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Alcorn State

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Tyler Adams returned to his home state of Mississippi to serve as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Alcorn State University, announced by head coach Landon Bussie.
Adams is a former Brandon High School standout, where he averaged 18.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks his senior year to cap off an outstanding high school career. 
He was a two-year team captain and four-year star at Brandon High School, where he was named All-State as a sophomore and senior. He was also the team’s MVP three straight seasons and led them to the state semifinals.
Adams went on to play collegiately at Georgetown and served as a player/coach. He assisted the coaching staff with video breakdowns and scouting.
“First and foremost, I’m excited to return to my home state where I was born and raised. I know a lot about the SWAC and the league, having grown up in the region and watched a lot of SWAC football and basketball. It’s always been a dream of mine to be a Division I coach and am grateful for the opportunity that Alcorn State University and Coach Bussie presented to me,” Adams said.
Most recently, Adams spent the 2019-20 year as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He aided the team to a 14-8 overall record, which included a 12-game winning-streak.
“A Mississippi product, Coach Adams is one of the best players to ever come out of Brandon. He’ll play a huge part in recruiting in-state Mississippi talent, and will be a role model to our student-athletes. We’re excited for him to be a part of the Alcorn family,” said Bussie.
Prior to MGCCC, Adams coached at The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas in 2018-19, and was an assistant coach at Jones County in 2017-18.
Adams started his coaching career at Columbus High School, where he helped lead the team to its first state championship in 2015-16. He returned to his alma mater for the 2016-17 season, and the team set a school record for wins by posting a 33-3 record.
Adams graduated from Georgetown in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology.

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