FTB Basic Abstract |
Keith Adams has 25 years of experience as an academic and
athletic leader. Dr. Adams graduated from Bowie State University
with a degree in History, received a Masters Degree in Teaching
from Grand Canyon University, as well as an Educational
Leadership Certification from Hood College. In addition, Dr.
Adams is also a Certified Athletic Administrator through the
NIAAA. In 2018 Dr. Adams completed his Doctoral Degree in
Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational
Development from Grand Canyon University. His dissertation was
entitled, "Finding the Balance between Academic and Sport
Motivation: A Study of NCAA Division I Student-Athletes." The
research results indicated a statistically significant
relationship between academic and sport motivation.
In 2009, Dr. Adams founded the Coach Keith Adams: Student
Athletes Valuing Education Project (CKA SAVE Project), a
nonprofit organization designed to assist student-athletes and
the people who work with them through educational and
professional development. The CKA SAVE Project offers several
professional services including academic and athletic
consulting, educational research, as well as conducting school
and community workshops on topics relating to the
student-athlete experience. In addition, the CKA SAVE Project
organizes athletic events designed to showcase the positive
aspects of academic excellence and athletic competition.
As an academic leader, Dr. Adams has taught on both the
secondary and post-secondary levels. In addition, Dr. Adams has
served in several school-based leadership positions including
Team Leader, Department Head and Athletic Director. Dr. Adams
also taught a graduate level course in Sports Marketing, as well
as serving as a consultant. Through his educational work Dr.
Adams was named a Dunkin Donuts Community Hero in 2013.
As an athletic leader, Dr. Adams has served as a both a High
School and College Basketball Coach. As a High School Coach
Basketball Adamsí teams won Division, Regional, and State
Championships as well as being named Montgomery County (MD)
Coach of the Year in 2004. Dr. Adams also served as an assistant
menís basketball at Hood College where he helped lead them to a
Conference Championship, as well an appearance in the NCAA
Basketball Tournament. Adams was inducted to the Hood College
Hall of Fame in 2013.
Dr. Adams continues to travel the country to speak at
conferences and conventions on diverse topics such as "Building
Professional Learning Communities", "Finding the Balance between
Academic and Athletic Motivation", "Let Go and Let Them: How
Project Based Learning can assist student growth and
development", among other topics.
Dr. Adams resides in Maryland with his wife Timasha and his son