On this episode, we speak with Kyle Adams, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania alumnus. Kyle currently serves as the Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach at University of Arkansas -Pine Bluff . He’s also a speaker and athletic consultant. During this episode, we discuss his HBCU experience, his commitment to supporting women in leadership and athletic coaching and how his business helps establish a firm foundation for leaders, coaches, and student-athletes.
Kyle Adams is a transformational servant leader, motivational speaker, coach, and consultant with expertise in higher education and athletic coaching. He has experience in student recruitment, advocacy, retention, counseling, programming, and development. With over 2 decades of experience as a college basketball coach, Adams has strived to create inclusive environments that provide students with transformative experiences that are not only conducive to their social, emotional, and academic growth but also awaken their sense of commitment to social justice and community development.
In 2018, Adams created itsBIGGERthantheball, LLC, a leadership development company committed to providing consultation and resources to coaches, leaders, and educators to help them further their self and organizational awareness thus providing them the dexterity and aptitude requisite in providing transformative learning experiences for the next generation of leaders. His clients include the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Lincoln University, Kentucky State University, College of Charleston, and Scranton Preparatory School. He has conducted clinics in the Caribbean and Canada. Coach Adams is also the host of the itsBIGGERthantheball podcast on the Apple and Stitcher Podcast platforms.
Coach Adams who recently assumed the role of Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cheyney University and a Masters of Education in Coaching and Leadership from the University of Rio Grande.
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