Coach Charlie Adams, who has coached Stone Ridge girls in Varsity softball and JV baseball for 16 years, is retiring this season. He has been a fixture on the field and court, teaching and guiding our Gators. The softball team made it to the ISL championship game on May 10, and they came pretty close to giving Coach Adams a perfect sendoff. Read more from The Gazette
Coach Adams was born in New Orleans and went to a Jesuit high school where he lettered in 4 sports: football, basketball, baseball and track. He went on to play above the high school level in baseball. At 19 he wanted a change, so Coach Adams joined the army and volunteered for Vietnam. He is a decorated Vietnam veteran. While in the army Coach Adams was a boxing lightweight champion. He got into coaching his 2 sons 37 years ago and never stopped. Over the years, Coach Adams has held many baseball and softball camps and clinics for young children. He enjoys running and is ranked very high as a masters runner in the Mid-Atlantic states. Coach Adams has worked for 45 years as a supervisory survey statistician for the CDC.
Coach Adams says “I love coaching and teaching. I started coaching at Stone Ridge 16 years ago and I love everything about the school. I look forward to coming on campus everyday.”
We thank Coach Adams for his commitment to all our Gators over the years. Coach Adams is retiring to New Orleans, where it all began.
Photo from 2002, Coach Adams first season as varsity softball coach. He is on the right.