CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Chattanooga Mocs Head Men's
Basketball Coach John Shulman announced Jonathan Adams' move to Director of
Basketball Operations on his staff Friday. Adams takes the place of Brian
Benator who spent three seasons with the Mocs.
Adams originally joined the UTC staff in August of 2010
as graduate manager. In that role he was 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.
"Jonathan's been with us two seasons and is ready to
expand his experience," Shulman stated. "It's hard to lose good people like
Brian, but I am confident in Jonathan's abilities, and where he is headed in
this business. It was time for both to make this step."
Benator is headed to Fishburne Military School in
Waynesboro, Va. It is one of the top private military academies in the nation
and has a great post-graduate basketball program headed by Ed Huckaby. FMS is
the alma mater of incoming UTC freshman Josh Warren (Marietta, Ga.) who was one
of 14 NCAA DI signees from the 2012 class at Fishburne.
Adams played for Blaine Taylor at Old Dominion. 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.
He played one season of professional basketball for the
Bochum Astrostars in Germany. 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.
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