Dick Adams came to Jamestown Community College from Cerro Coso Community College, where he was the head baseball coach for 18 years (1992-2010). As the Coyote Skipper, his record stands at 383 wins and 345 losses (.526). Coach Adams led the 1999 and 2000 teams to a 56-30 record resulting in consecutive Foothill Conference Championships. Each championship allowed the Coyotes to host the First Round State Playoffs. Dick was named the Foothill Conference Coach of the Year in both 1999 and 2000.
A native of Southern California, Dick played at Camarillo High School where he graduated in 1972. He later played two years at Moorpark Junior College and two seasons at California State University, Northridge, helping the latter to the 1975 NCAA Division II Western Regional Championship and a berth in the College World Series. The following year, he pitched himself to a 10-5 record and earned All-District 8 honors. Following his senior season, Dick signed with the California Angels and played three years professionally before elbow surgery brought an end to his career as a player.
His coaching career started with a stint at Granada Hills High School in Los Angeles where he assisted for three seasons. His stay there was highlighted by an LA City Championship. He later moved to the college ranks, coaching single seasons at Moorpark Junior College and at California Lutheran University. Prior to his starting the program at Cerro Coso, Coach Adams served as assistant coach at Carson City High School in Nevada, helping the Senators to a pair of trips to the Nevada State Tournament. He was later head coach at McQueen High School in Reno, before landing a job as an assistant baseball coach with the University of Nevada, Reno in 1991-1992.
Dick received his associate of arts degree from Moorpark College in 1974, before earning a bachelor of arts degree in physical education from California State University, Northridge in 1977, and a master of arts degree in educational administration from the University of San Francisco in 1997.
Dick resides in Jamestown with his wife and daughter.