Coach Nkosi Adams Bio

Head Coach Nkosi Adams is UTM Basketball program's first ever men's varsity basketball coach as the team enters the Ontario College Athletic Association for the 2017-18 season. Prior to taking the job at the helm, Nkosi served as an Assistant Coach on Centennial College's Men's team for three years. He was directly in charge of recruiting and the team made the playoffs two of the three years during his time.

Nkosi is also the Founder/President of Durham City Basketball Association, one of the largest and most successful clubs in the Ontario Basketball Association. The club was established in 2003 and has won numerous provincial championships at the division one level. The club has also been very successful competing in the United States and winning numerous championships at various AAU tournaments.

In addition, he has also been a head coach at Pickering High School, one of the most respected basketball programs in Canada since 2005. From 2005 to 2011 his Junior basketball teams won 6 consecutive LOSSA Championships. In 2008 & 2009 his Junior teams won back to back Junior Rimrocker Championships (largest. tournament in Ontario) He also was a part of the Pickering coaching staff that won back to back Senior Provincial Championships in 2007 and 2008. He recently won LOSSA Championships in 2015 and 2016 and will be coaching the senior team this season. He has coached and mentored many notable athletes that have gone on to receive athletic scholarships.

During his playing days, Nkosi was a standout point guard at Pickering High School, where he was team captain from 1993-1998 and led the team to 5 consecutive LOSSA Championships. He was named the Mr. Basketball recipient in 1997, awarded the top player in the school. He led his team to consecutive OFSSA berths in 1997 and 1998. After high school, he played on the Varsity Team at Centennial College before becoming involved in coaching youth in the Community.

Nkosi is a graduate of Brock University. He received his Sport Management Degree in 2004. In addition, he also holds a Social Service Worker & Recreation & Leisure Diplomas from Centennial College. He is an employee of the Ministry of Children & Youth Services.

Nkosi is married to Jan Adams. They have a son, Isaiah, and daughter, Abigail.