Begins 15th Year at Palomar in 2019
A.A., Big Bend (Wash.) Community College, 1996; B.S., Eastern Oregon University, 1999; M.A., Western Michigan University, 2001
Ben Adams will be entering his 15th season with Palomar baseball in 2019 and his 1st season as Head Coach. He has served as Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.
Adams has a been a member of the Palomar baseball staff since 2005, when he coached under Hall of Fame head coach Bob Vetter in Vetter's final season. Palomar advanced to the state community college championship game that season, losing to Santa Rosa in the finals.
Prior to Palomar, Adams was Assistant Head Coach at then-NCAA Division I Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, from 2001-2004. Adams also coached in the Division III ranks at Kalamazoo College (1999-2000). Adams has worked numerous baseball camps at Stanford University, the University of Kansas, and Western Michigan University.
Adams began his collegiate playing career at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington from 1994-1996. He received an AA degree from Big Bend in 1996. Adams then moved on to Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Oregon where he played from 1997-1999.
He earned a B.S. degree in health / physical education from Eastern Oregon in 1999 and received an M.A. degree in physical education from Western Michigan University in 2001.
Adams also serves as an adjunct kinesiology instructor at Palomar and as an Academic Advisor.
He and his wife Mary live in Oceanside with son Jackson and daughter Vivian.