Tough Texas Tech defense has Howard College roots

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BIG SPRING - Former Howard College head coach Mark Adams, is the mastermind behind Texas Tech's tough defense.

Adams, who led Howard to the 2010 NJCAA National Championship, has won 11 different coach of the year honors. He has served as head coach at Clarendon College (1982-83), Wayland Baptist (1984-87), West Texas A&M (1987-92), Texas-Pan American (1992-97) and Howard College (2005-13). He has a career coaching record of 448-229.

Our media partners, K-Best media in Big Spring interviewed Adams about his time in Big Spring and making it to the Final Four.

Adams, a Red Raider alum, is also the father of former Tech player & New Mexico Junior College head coach, Luke Adams.

Adams has finished first or second in Region V in each of his last nine seasons with the Hawks. He has also recorded 233 wins at the Big Spring junior college since arriving in 2004 and advanced to the regional tournament for nine consecutive years.

During his 23 seasons as a head coach, he has advanced to the postseasons 14 times and reached the national tournament of each school's respective classification eight times (three NJCAA, two NCAA Division II and three NAIA), including leading Wayland Baptist to the NAIA National Final in 1985.