College Basketball Analyst
Mark Adams has been a men’s college basketball analyst for ESPN since 1999.
Adams brings coaching experience spanning across his 17-year career as a head coach to the network. Between his three head coaching jobs at Central Connecticut State University, Western Oregon University and Rocky Mountain College, the teams had a combined winning percentage of 34 percent (28-54) in the season before Adams took over. In his final season at each of the three universities, he led them to a combined 59-32 record, a 65 percent winning percentage, with two championships and Coach of the Year honors in 1989. He also held assistant coaching positions at Washington State University and Idaho State University, where he earned his master’s degree in athletic administration while coaching in 1980.
Adams has been the president of EnthusiAdams Inc. since 1997, which he created to develop strategies for teams struggling with leadership, communication, sales and teamwork. He was a sales professional and trainer at Dayton Technologies from 1996-2002, and was the top producing sales professional on their team, helping double their revenue in sales. He was also the host of “Flyer Feedback” for WHIO-AM in Dayton, Ohio, for 10 years.
The Ohio native graduated from University of Cincinnati in 1979 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education.