Seward County Head Coach Jason Sautter signed a star recruit to help his 2017-2018 Saints squad on Monday, but it wasn't one that will be wearing a uniform for the upcoming season, it comes with former Texas Tech Red Raider Luke Adams who joins Sautter's bench as an Assistant Coach.
Adams spent the past two seasons at South Plains College, a perennial power in the NJCAA ranks, where he coached under legendary Head Coach Steve Green for the Texans. South Plains put together a 3rd place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament two months ago after breezing through the regular season undefeated at a perfect 29-0. In two seasons with the Texans, Adams helped the orange and blue to a 53-11 overall record.
As a player, Adams earned his stripes at Texas Tech where he played for the likes of Billy Gillispie and Tubby Smith for four seasons. He was an Academic All-Big 12 honoree all four years with the Red Raiders and contributed on the court as well, including a career high 15 point performance against Kansas State.
Adams also starred for the USA Deaf National Team, competing in the Deaflympics in Bulgaria in 2013, helping the Red, White, and Blue to a bronze medal performance while averaging 10 points per game for Team USA.
Adams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a Master of Science in Sports Management from Texas Tech University.