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She may be Tiny, but what she’s doing is quite huge

May 2, 2022 Andy Furman
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A star performer. A coach. A trailblazer.

And now a real leader.

Yes, Corin (Tiny) Adams checks all those boxes.

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

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In fact, 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 – both for men and women.

Her 2,058 career points tops all and she was inducted to the Varsity “M” Club, Morgan State’s Athletics Hall of Fame in March, 2021.

Tiny Adams was the 2010 MEAC Player of the Year, and 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 all-time at Morgan State in rebounds, grabbing 564 in her time with the Bears. She recorded the program’s first triple-double, logging 11 points, 10 assists and 11 steals in a November 21, 2007 game against North Carolina Central University.

She’s been named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Women’s Basketball All-Time team, presented by Home Depot, comprised of 50 outstanding student athletes throughout the conference’s 50-year history.

As for coaching, last October she joined the Loyola University, Maryland men’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant – and was just one of two female assistant coaches at the NCAA Division I level, joining the University of Maine’s Edniesha Curry.

Former WNBA guard Tamara Moore was hired as the men’s basketball head coach at Mesabi Range College in Virginia last season – making her the only woman to be the head coach of a men’s collegiate program in the country.

Kayla Slovenec, also serves as a men’s assistant coach at Florida’s Division III St. Thomas University.

But for all the accolades she’s won – and deserved on the court – the scholarship fund she recently created just might be her biggest accomplishment.

Adams is organizing the fundraiser.

“Tracey Carrington passed away on September 6, 2018, at 25 years of age,” Tiny wrote. “She was a charismatic, quick-witted young lady who had a beautiful smile that could light up a room. She had a contagious laugh and a caring, giving soul.”

Like Adams, Carrington attended Morgan State, and like Adams – was a fierce competitor on the women’s basketball team.

“She graduated as the school’s fourth all-time leader in points with 1,536 and 13th all-time in steals with 124,” Adams said.

Leader Breeders, along with generous members of the Baltimore Community would like to create the Tracey Carrington Scholarship Fund, according to Adams. The Tracey Carrington Scholarship Fund will support student-athletes at Morgan State University that are either walk-ons or on partial scholarship, Adams added.

“This scholarship will help Morgan State University student-athletes with books, tuition, dues, etc., to make their dream of higher education a reality,” Adams said.

Five-percent of the fund will be awarded each semester for as long as Morgan State University is open, said Adams. “Our initial goal is to raise $10,000 to establish the fund, and then we would like to add to it yearly,” she said.

“We want Tracey’s caring and giving soul to live on and extend to her legacy through this scholarship fund,” Adams said.

Like every other challenge in the life of Corin (Tiny)Adams – it will be met with much success.

Andy Furman is a Fox Sports Radio national talk show host. Previously, he was a scholastic sports columnist for the Brooklyn Eagle. He may be reached at: [email protected] Twitter: @AndyFurmanFSR

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