From smart game coaching to successful recruiting, Trevor Adair knows what it takes to run a winning collegiate men’s soccer program. Adair is a 30-year veteran of Division I in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), taking 4 programs to postseason play. As an assistant coach at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Trevor Adair works in all phases of the program, including academic support, game analysis, practice coaching, and scouting. Trevor Adair helped take the Monarchs to the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament by defeating the defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers. His overall record going into the 2008 season was 201-106-29, with 8 season finishes in the Top 20.
Trevor Adair began his coaching career as an assistant at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. His players took the Gamecocks to the NCAA Tournament six times, including one Final Four appearance. Trevor Adair’s program placed in the Top 20 eight times. Having earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, Adair received his Master’s degree in Physical Education while at South Carolina.
After leaving South Carolina, Trevor Adair became Head Soccer Coach at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He rebuilt the Bruins’ program and eventually took them to the 1994 Ivy League Co-Championship as well as the NCAA Tournament Round of 16. The conference named Trevor Adair its coach of the year for that accomplishment. Adair also established the school’s first on-campus soccer camp.
Clemson University in South Carolina then hired Trevor Adair as Head Soccer Coach, a relationship that lasted 16 years. In his first year, Adair’s team produced two Olympians, two All-Americans, and five All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) players. The Tigers went to the NCAA Final Four once, the Elite Eight five times, and the Round of 16 seven times. Trevor Adair’s star player Wojtek Krakowiak won the Hermann Trophy, given to the best team member in the nation. Other achievements at Clemson include: 2 ACC Championships, 52 Top-20 wins, and 2 ACC Coach of the Year honors. Six of Trevor Adair’s players were Major League Soccer 1st-round draft picks, and 57 players signed professional contracts.