Steve Adams
Steve  Adams

Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations

Alma Mater:
Penn State

Steve Adams is in his third year as associate athletic director for internal operations and his 17th season in the Wake Forest athletic department in 2017-18. Adams was promoted to his current position in 2015 after working for eight years as assistant AD for internal operations. He oversees the departments of athletic facilities & turf management and maintenance, information technology, and multimedia broadcasting.

Adams also plays a vital role in the oversight of athletic department capital projects. Recent projects total over $120 million and include the Sutton Performance Center, Shah Basketball Complex, David F. Couch Ballpark team clubhouse, Spry Soccer Stadium (game and practice fields), Manchester Athletic Center (equipment room, Olympic locker rooms), and McCreary Fieldhouse.

In addition to his departmental oversight, Adams is a member of the athletic department's executive staff. He is the secondary sports supervisor for men's soccer, and serves on several University committees. He also coordinates and oversees the athletic department's risk management efforts, the department's team travel policies and procedures and handles various contract negotiations with outside vendors.

Adams is founder and first president of CEFMA (Collegiate Event & Facility Management Association). He served as president from 2008-10. He selected the organization's original board of directors and initiated the association's first strategic plan to proivde a mission statement and guiding principles. He currently serves on the CEFMA mentorship program.

Adams has also served as the tournament manager for several ACC and NCAA postseason events, including ACC men's soccer, field hockey, volleyball, as well as NCAA field hockey, men's and women's soccer, women's golf, baseball and women's tennis. He also served as the tournament manager for the Winston-Salem site of the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball 1st/2nd Round Championship.

A native of Kittanning, Pa. Adams is a 1997 graduate of Penn State University where he received a bachelor's degree in business management. He earned a master's degree in sports administration from Robert Morris University in 1999.

Steve and his wife, Christine, currently reside in Clemmons. They have three children- son, Jake, and daughters, Camden and Emerson.

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