Jonathan Adams was added to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball staff in August of 2010 as graduate manager. He is responsible for an array of areas including recruiting mailouts, supervising study hall and intensive summer camp work as well as coordinating meals on road trips.
Adams, a native of nearby Ringgold, Ga., joins the Mocs after playing professionally for the Bochum Astrostars in Bochum, Germany. He graduated in May, 2009, from Old Dominion with a degree in psychology.
He was the 2007 CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year for basketball and earned multiple all-academic selection playing four years (2006-09) for Monarchs head coach Blaine Taylor. He ended his career as the school's all-time leader in games played (135) helping lead the team to the 2009 Collegeinsider.com Championship as well as NCAA and NIT berths.
Among his collegiate highlights, Adams hit three game-winning shots as a senior to beat Charlotte, Belmont and William & Mary. He scored his career high of 16 points at UNC Wilmington while grabbing his career best 10 rebounds against Drexel. Adams posted 10 points starting in ODU's upset at eighth-ranked Georgetown during the Hoyas' Final Four season (2006-07).
The two-time runner-up for Tennessee Mr. Basketball honors was a dominant player at Baylor. He averaged 21.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest as a senior which followed an impressive junior campaign of 19.7 points and 12.3 boards per game. He twice earned first team TSSAA All-State mention as well as numerous all-city and all-area nods.
Adams was the Chattanooga Player of the Year as a senior. He was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Benedictine High School Capital City Classic in Richmond, Va. He was also an honor roll student.
He comes from a strong athletic background. His mother, Priscilla Morgan, is North Carolina State's 10th all-time leading rebounder, while father, Charles Morgan, was a Howard High School standout and Tennessee Vols defensive lineman along with his godfather, NFL Hall of Famer Reggie White.