Coaches Profile: Dean Adams

Strength and Conditioning Coach Dean Adams takes some time off the court to answer our quick quiz.

Dean Adams
Dean Adams

What are your coaching qualifications?

  • BSc. Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • MSc. Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • British Athletics Coach
  • Level 2 UKSCA Speed, Agility, Plyometrics

How long have you been coaching?

5 Years

Which teams/clubs have you coached in the past?

  • Athletics NI Youth Academy (U15-U20s)
  • Athletics NI Rising Stars- 4 Squads (U11-U14s)
  • Mossley Hockey Club (U12-U13s)
  • BNI Academy (U13-U18s)

Did you play basketball – if so who for?

No, I’m a sprinter. I run for Ballymena & Antrim Athletics Club, and have competed for NI and Ireland several times, both as a junior and senior athlete.

Any moments that stand out/funny stories?

Winning the Irish Senior Indoor 60m title in 2011.

If you weren’t involved with basketball what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t involved with Athletics, I may have attempted to take up basketball! I can dribble but can’t shoot though.

What was your 5 minutes of fame moment?

I’ve shaken hands with David Beckham….

Not many people know this about me but…

I run the 100m in 10.74s