Coaching Profile: Monadnock’s George Adams


George  Adams , Monadnock  Regional High School

Years XC Coaching:  2 years

Other coaching gigs, sports, schools: 2 years @ New Milford High T&F CT.

18 years assisting Keene State College, 5 years assisting XC and T&F @ Monadnock.

Accrued accolades:  As an athlete at Keene State College xc and track All-New England.  3-time Clarence DeMar Marathon Champion.  30k National Road Champion.  4-time Adirondack Trail Champion.  Cape Cod Marathon Master’s Champion   Many other road wins.

What got you into coaching?  I appreciated what my coaches over the years had done for me, so I always wanted to return that same gesture for the youth of the area.

Where did you get your coaching philosophy?       My parents – Love , Family , Purpose 

Favorite coaching achievement:  Last year 2015  Monadnock Girls first team XC Div lll Title.

Greatest Coaching Moment:  2015 Div lll  Monadnock Girls XC , receiving title and seeing the team, my wife, parents and myself crying with tears of joy and excitement!

Strength of Your Program:  Team unity based on love and care for one another.

Favorite Workout:  Death Hill with a Tempo 2 mile back to the school!

Words of Wisdom:   Find Joy in your life and always have Love in your Heart.

How do you pump up the team before a big race?

I typically reinforce all that they have done and make sure they believe in themselves and one another.  I also make sure to keep their nerves in check.  Nothing bad comes from trying your best.

Three Athletes you would love to have dinner with:  Joe Montana , Michael Jordan, and Lance Armstrong.