ATHENS — Concord University head men’s golf coach and assistant men’s basketball coach Adam Blake has accepted an assistant coaching position with the men’s basketball program at the University of North Georgia.
Blake joins the staff of Dan Evans, who was previously the head coach at Ohio Dominican in Columbus, Ohio, at the Dahlonega, Georgia campus.
“I want to thank Concord University for being an important contributor to the growth in my career, both as a coach and person,” Blake said. “I take with me many valuable lessons and memories, allowing me to impact more people along the way, on and off the basketball floor.
“I can’t thank Coach Todd May and our AD Kevin Garrett enough for trusting in my ability to teach and develop our student-athletes,” Blake continued. “I will continue to support the great relationships and programs that I built in my time at Concord.”
In his two seasons as Concord’s golf coach, the Kingston, Ohio native coached four athletes—Noah Clark, Alex Hamrick, Brett Laxton and Jared Porter—to all-conference honors. Blake also tutored the Mountain Lions to an appearance in the NCAA Atlantic/East Regional Championship for the first time in four years this past spring.
On the hardwood, Blake was the assistant for a CU men’s basketball program that went 48-40 over his three years on the sidelines. The Mountain Lions made back-to-back Mountain East Conference Semifinals appearances, and accumulated 20 wins this during the 2018-19 season. Blake also helped guide Tommy Bolte to All-American honors in consecutive seasons while also helping Aaron Miller and Jair Rodgers to all-league accolades during his time in Athens.
“I would like to thank Coach Blake for all he did for me and more importantly Concord men’s basketball during his three years here at Concord,” May said. “He made our program better and pushed our student-athletes to be their best on and off the floor.”
Blake and Evans will look to elevate the UNG program after it went 11-17 this past season.