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David Adkins is in his fourth season at Maryland, joining the Terrapins in June 2009 after a successful career in the high school ranks working with some of the best players in the country. He has helped more than 50 players earn college scholarships, including 41 Division I scholarships.
"David Adkins is one of the most highly-regarded player-development coaches in all of basketball and we are incredibly fortunate to have gained his services," Maryland head coach Brenda Frese said. "I first got to know David through (former Terrapin) Marissa Coleman and (former Maryland men's basketball player) Greivis Vasquez, who rave about him. He's been a big part of some incredible basketball programs and he brings tremendous energy and knowledge."
In his first four years in College Park, he's helped lead the Terrapins to a 102-31 (.767) record, three top-four ACC finishes, three NCAA Tournament appearances, an Elite Eight and a Sweet Sixteen, and the 2012 ACC title.
Adkins joined the Terrapins after spending 17 years as a high school assistant coach, but his coaching laurels reach far beyond the prep ranks.
Widely known in basketball circles as an elite developer of talent, Adkins has helped ripen the games of two NBA players and trained many more, two McDonald's All-Americans, three Jordan All-Americans, three Maryland Gatorade Players of the Year, four Parade All-Americans and three Washington Post Players of the Year during his time teaching the game as a high school assistant, camp counselor and in private workouts. Additionally, Adkins has trained several high-profile European professionals, including former Maryland standout Nik Caner-Medley.
Over the course of his career, he has helped ripen the games of three NBA players and many Division I athletes such as Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Linas Kleiza (Toronto Raptors), Greivis Vasquez (Memphis Grizzlies), Austin Freeman (Georgetown), Jeff Peterson (Arkansas) and Jerai Grant (Clemson).
Adkins, a 1989 graduate of Radford University, also served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2006 19-U Nike World Championships and during the 2007 Capital Classic in College Park.
He most recently coached for three years at legendary high school power DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md., helping the Stags claim two conference titles and two city titles while compiling a record of 83-20. Prior to his stint at DeMatha, Adkins spent seven seasons as an assistant at nationally-acclaimed Montrose Christian High School in Rockville, Md. During his tenure, Montrose Christian was ranked No. 1 in The Washington Post final poll in 2003, 2005 and 2006 where it finished in the USA Today Top-10 each of those years.
In total, Montrose Christian finished in the top-25 of the USA Today poll in five of Adkins' seven seasons at the school.
Adkins' camp experience includes the Nike All-Asia Camp in Beijing (counselor), the Nike Basketball Power Factory Tryout and Training Camp in Beijing (coach), the Five Star Basketball Camp in Caloforte, Italy (camp director), the Chris Paul Elite Backcourt Camp, the Snow Valley Basketball Camp, the Nike All-American Camp (coach) and the Nike Hoop Jamboree Camp (coach).
Adkins resides in Ashburn, Va., with his wife, Janet, and two daughters Ryland and Camryn. Ryland is a junior at Maryland and is a manager for the women's basketball team.
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Date of Birth: June 5, 1964