Alex Adams

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Alex Adams
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Akron
Biographical details
Born October 21, 1934
Akron, OH
Died July 22, 2011 (aged 76)
Ocala, Florida
Playing career
1959−1961 Akron
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975–1976 Akron

Alex Adams (born c. 1935 – July 22, 2011)[1] was a college basketball head coach. He coached the Akron Zips men's basketball team in 1975–76 to a 10–14 record.[2] Adams was the first African-American to both play and coach basketball at the University of Akron.[1]


  1. ^ a b Legendary UA athlete, leader Alex Adams dies. Ohio. Retrieved on November 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball Coaches Career" (search for Alex Adams under Player/Coach Search). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2010-12-16.