Tyler Adams, a former Brandon standout who played at Georgetown, joined the Gulf Coast men’s basketball coaching staff in August 2019.
He was a two-year team captain and four-year star at Brandon High School, where he was named All-State as a sophomore and senior. He was also the team’s MVP three straight seasons.
As a senior, Adams averaged 18.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks, capping off a remarkably consistent high school career. He signed to play at Georgetown but had his playing career cut short because of a heart issue.
The diagnosis allowed him to get a head start on a coaching career. Adams was a player/coach his final three years at Georgetown, assisting the coaching staff with video breakdowns and scouting.
He started his coaching career at Columbus High School, where he helped lead the team to its first state championship in 2016. He returned to his alma mater for the 2016-17 season, and the team set a school record for wins by posting a 33-3 record.
In 2017-18, Adams was an assistant coach at Jones County.
Adams spent the 2018-19 season coaching at The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas.