Football Coaching Staff
Steve Adams
Special Teams/Linebackers
Coach Info:
Position: Special Teams/Linebackers
Hometown: Greenville, Ky.
Alma Mater: Western Kentucky
Graduating Year: 2000
Experience: 3 Years
Phone: (225) 771-5901

Steve Adams is in his second season with the Southern University football program. Adams serves as the Jaguars' Cornerbacks Coach, Special Teams Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator. As special team's coordinator, Adams was instrumental in structuring a unit that placed returner Willie Quinn among the nation's best, averaging 22.78 yard/punt return in 2017 (2nd nationally in D1 FCS) and totaling 10 total career return TDS(6 kickoff return/4 punt return). Defensively, Southern led Division 1 FCS in Turnover Margin (+1.64), was fifth in interceptions (19) and 6th in fumbles Recovered (13). As Corners coach in 2016, Danny Johnson led the FCS in interceptions (0.6 Int / gm) while earning First Team All-SWAC and AP All-American honors and BOXOTROW All-American honors. In 2015 as Safeties Coach, he helped Dionte McDuffy earn Second Team All-SWAC.

Prior to arriving at Southern, Steve Adams spent two seasons at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA., serving as the Colonels' safeties coach and defensive coordinator in 2014. In his first year with the Colonels, Adams served as the Special Teams Coordinator.

Prior to Nicholls, Adams spent two years coaching at Concord University. While at Concord, he served as the Mountain Lions' defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator as well as the special teams coordinator in 2011 and co-special teams coordinator in 2012. In his last season, the Mountain Lions ranked in the nation's top 10 in scoring defense (17.2 ppg/9th) and pass defense (163.3 ypg/7th), while finishing 13th in the NCAA Division-II in total defense (293.9). All four of his starting defensive backs earned all-conference honors

In 2011, he also helped lead Concord to a conference championship. The defense finished with high marks in that season, ranking fifth in turnover margin (+1.4) and sixth in interceptions (22). Three defensive backs earned All-WVIAC honors, with two players also earning All-Region accolades.

Before joining Concord, Adams had stints with Purdue University (quality control - 2010), University of Louisville (director of football ops/quality control 2007-09) and Western Kentucky University (assistant defensive backs coach 2004-06). He earned his bachelor's degree from WKU where he lettered three years as a strong safety. Along with being part of the Hilltoppers team that reached the NCAA Division I-AA national quarterfinals in 1997, Adams earned a spot on WKU's Dean's List and was on the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll from 1998-2000.

Adams and his wife, Sonnee Stanley, reside in Baton Rouge.