Karen Adams Named Volleyball CoachApril 19, 2010 at 2:47 PM
Karen Adams has been named the head Volleyball Coach to lead the Lady Oaks in the 2008 campaign. Adams comes to OCU after a successful stint on the club level at Florida Gold Coast and as a volunteer assistant at NCAA Division II Lynn University.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Movement Science from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. She also earned 45 semester hours of graduate mathematics and psychology from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. Adams earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, with a minor in psychology, from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. She has been teaching college algebra as an adjunct professor at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL for the past 2 years.
As a player, Adams played for one year at Garden City Community College as a defensive specialist. She was named Honorable Mention All-Jahawk Conference and Academic All-NJCAA. She played 3 years at Southwestern College and received awards such as: Most Inspirational Player, Academic All-NAIA, and Team Captain. She stayed on an extra year at Southwestern College to be a student assistant coach.
Coach Adams says, "I came to Oakland City University to embrace the qualities of a small Christian university reminding me of my alma mater, Southwestern College. I enjoy the family-style atmosphere of this campus along with the high emphasis on academics that OCU brings to the table. I am excited to lead these wonderful young ladies to accomplishing all their goals: spiritually, academically, and athletically."
Adams inherits a team with 11 returnees. The Lady Oaks start the 2008 season on September 8 against Robert Morris-Springfield, in the Johnson Center.