Press Conference to Announce New UNOH Men’s Basketball Coach

Posted on Monday, March 06, 2017

UNOH President Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis will formally introduce the new coach at a press conference Monday, March 6th at 10:00am.  The conference will be held in the gym, a.k.a. “The Garage” on the UNOH Campus.

After a 37 year coaching career, the University of Northwestern Ohio Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Chris Adams, is stepping down to fully focus on his role as the Athletic Director at UNOH. Adams states, “I am ‘retiring’ from coaching so I can give all my attention to the Athletic Director position due to the sheer growth of athletics at UNOH.  It has become very difficult to give both positions my full attention, especially during the busy basketball season.”  In his place, current assistant coach Caleb Williams, will be announced as the new Head Coach of the Men’s Basketball program.

Adams recently completed his 10th season as the head basketball coach with a 2016-2017 season finishing with an 18-13 record placing 4th in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.  Prior to coaching at UNOH, Adams was the Head Boys basketball Coach at Elida High School (1985-2006), Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Springfield Catholic Central High School (1981-1985),  Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Wittenberg University (1980-1981), and a Student Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Wittenberg University (1978-1980).  With a career collegiate record of 154-153 and a high school record of 380-189, along with multiple Coach of the Year honors, Adams is ready for the next step in his career at the administrative level.

Adams helped bring Athletics back to the University after a 20 year hiatus with 3 sports and 60 athletes.  Currently the university supports 14 different collegiate athletic teams comprised of 440 student athletes.  With this growth, Adams would like to focus fully on his role as the Athletic Director and manage the day to day operations of Athletics at UNOH.

Caleb Williams, stepping up from the UNOH Men’s Assistant Coaching role, will be named as the Men’s Basketball Head Coach for the 2017-2018 season.  Coach Williams previously spent two seasons as an Assistant Coach at the University of Findlay (2014-2016).  Prior to coaching, Williams played collegiate basketball for Mt. Vernon Nazarene University scoring 986 Career Points and 152 Career Blocked Shots (4th in MVNU Program History).  Williams graduated in 2010 from New Bremen High School where he was a 4-year letter winner in track & field, two year letter winner in football, and First Team All MAC in basketball in 2010.

Both Adams, Jarvis, and Williams will be unavailable for media interviews until after the press conference.

Category: Athletics

Keywords: Athletics, Basketball

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