BROOKLYN, NY - Director of Athletics Maureen Braziel has announced that Nolan Adams will be the new head men's basketball coach for the NYU-Poly Fighting Blue Jays. Adams comes to NYU-Poly after a three year stint as the assistant coach at Mount Saint Vincent - a Skyline Conference rival.
Adams will replace Joshua Washington, who guided the Jays to a 4-46 mark in two seasons. He inherits a program that went 0-25 under Washington this past season and whose last win was 35 games ago.
Adams was instrumental in helping Mount Saint Vincent (MSV) vault from an 8th place finish in 2009-10 to a 6th place mark in 2010-11 and a berth in the Skyline Conference post-season tournament.
Before MSV, Adams was an assistant for the men's program at St. Joseph's College (BK) from 2005-2008. Prior to coaching at both MSV and St. Joseph's he played for the Dolphins and Golden Bears.
Outside of college hoops, Adams founded the Brooklyn Bears AAU team and is the director of both the Xavieran and MSV Basketball Camps and is a member of the NABC. He resides in Brooklyn, where he is a middle school Social Studies and Special Education teacher.