Assistant Director, Carolina Volleyball Camps, Inc.
Assistant Volleyball Coach, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

tyler-adams-headshotTyler Adams is in his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Tar Heels, where he helped guide North Carolina to a historic season in 2014.

Adams and the Tar Heel coaching staff guided UNC to a 29-3 record and a perfect 16-0 record at home in 2014, en route to the most wins since the 2002 squad.  North Carolina earned a series of new program highs during the incredible season, including a No. 7 AVCA Coaches Poll ranking, a No. 5 NCAA RPI ranking and a No. 7 seed in the NCAA tournament.  UNC also peeled off a record 20-straight victories, the longest streak in program history.  The season ended for the Tar Heels in the NCAA Regional Finals in Minneapolis, the first time the program had ever reached the Regional Final in Carolina volleyball history.

Prior to being named assistant for the 2011 campaign, Adams was a volunteer assistant during the 2010 season. In addition to his coaching duties at Carolina, Adams has worked in several different roles over five years with USA Volleyball. In 2014, Adams traveled with the Men’s Junior National team to compete in the NORCECA U21 Championships in El Salvador. He served as the Technical Coordinator and video analyst for the team, who would win the bronze medal in a highly competitive tournament.

Adams has extensive experience with the USA Women’s National A2 program, which is made up of the top collegiate women’s volleyball players in the country with at least one year of remaining eligibility. In 2012 he worked with the team in Columbus, serving as a technical assistant, as he did in 2010. Working with the USA Volleyball A2 Blue National team in 2010, Adams helped lead the squad to the gold medal at the USA Volleyball Open National Championship in Phoenix, Ariz.

A 2008 graduate of UCF, Adams played five years for the Knights’ club volleyball team. He was honored by the NIRSA as a second team All-American in 2008. From 2006-08 Adams served as a player coach for the club team, before taking over the team as a head coach in 2009.