Keith Adams has over 20 years’ experience as an educational leader and coach.
He graduated with a B.S. in History from Bowie State University, received a M.A. in Teaching from Grand Canyon University, received Educational Leadership Certification from Hood College, He is a Certified Athletic Administrator through the NIAAA and is currently working on a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development from Grand Canyon University. His dissertation topic is Finding the Balance between Academic and Athletic Motivation.
In 2009, he founded the Coach Keith Adams: Student Athletes Valuing Education Project (CKA SAVE Project), a nonprofit organization designed to assist students and the people who work with them through educational and professional development.
The CKA SAVE Project’s primary focus is assisting student-athletes in improving their academic achievement through improved time management and organizational skills, as well as increasing their ability to self-advocate.
As an educator, he has taught Middle and High School Social Studies, as well as holding a number of school wide leadership positions. Mr. Adams is currently the Athletic Director at Wheaton High School in Wheaton, Maryland.
Through his work as an educational leader, Duncan Donuts recognized Mr. Adams as a 2013 Metropolitan Washington, DC Region Community Hero.
As a basketball coach on both the High School and College level, he has won numerous championships including divisional, regional, state and conference. He has coached All-League, All-Met, All-Conference and State Players of the year. He was also Montgomery County (MD) Coach of the Year in 2004, where he also coached player of the year Folarin Campbell who went on to star in George Mason University Final Four run in 2006. He is a respected member of both the NABC and the BCA. He is also a 2013 inductee of the Hood College Athletic Hall of Fame.
“Great teachers and coaches are reflective about their lesson/practice plans. They plan to the smallest detail and are extremely goal oriented. They are also risk takers who are not afraid to try something different if it will benefit their students/players. Our goal is to help teachers and coaches reach their full potential so that they may assist student-athletes to do the same.”