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Tiny Adams, former Madison HS star, named as assistant coach at Loyola

October 6, 2020 Andy Furman Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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It’s another Tiny challenge. Corin “Tiny” Adams has been hired as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland.

The former James Madison High School star averaged 21 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Golden Knights as a senior.

Her jersey remains retired at Madison, where she was named to the all-Brooklyn team following both her junior and senior seasons.

At Morgan State, she currently holds the record for career points – and has been the video coordinator for her alma mater’s men’s program since 2017.

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But this is a new frontier for the Brooklyn native.

Adams is the second female assistant in Division I men’s basketball, as she joins Edniesha Curry, an assistant for the University of Maine’s men’s program.

“I’m definitely humbled and grateful for the opportunity,” Adams told ESPN upon the announcement. “I’m having a hard time finding the right words.”

Adams – nicknamed “Tiny” by her varsity coach – is ready for the challenge ahead. Her autobiography, “Tiny Setbacks, Major Comebacks; From Brooklyn to Europe,” details many of the obstacles she faced during her career while also providing a blueprint for student-athletes, aspiring professional basketball players and others chasing a dream.

Adams graduated from Morgan State in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in physical education and received her master’s in journalism in 2019, earning honors and Dean’s List recognition.

On the basketball court, she was a star for the Bears, and her 2,058 career points is the most for either men’s or women’s players. This month she will be inducted to the Varsity “M” Club, Morgan State’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

Adams was the 2010 MEAC Player of the Year, and she was a three-time all-MEAC First Team honoree from 2008-2010. She earned MEAC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2008 and was a member of the MEAC All-Rookie and All-Tournament teams in 2007.

Despite standing just 5-foot-5, Adams also is 13th of all-time at Morgan State in rebounds, grabbing 564 in her time with the Bears. She recorded the program’s first triple-double, with 11 points, 10 assists and 11 steals in a November 21, 2007 game against North Carolina Central University.

After completing her undergraduate degree, Adams headed abroad where she would continue her career at the professional level with stops in Portugal, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Chile, Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Greece and Puerto Rico.

Prior to Adams’ announcement, men’s college basketball had the same number of female assistants as it did 30 years ago, when Rick Pitino made Bernadette Mattox the first female assistant in men’s college basketball history at the University of Kentucky in 1990.

Earlier this year, Tamara Moore became the first female head coach of a men’s program at any level when she was hired at Mesabi Range College in Virginia, Minnesota.

Andy Furman is a Fox Sports Radio national talk show host; previously, he was a scholastic sports columnist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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