Tally Adams begins his third season in at Bethune-Cookman 2012 as assistant for offensive quality control under Head Coach Brian Jenkins, also assisting with the wide receivers.
In his two seasons with the Wildcats, B-CU has built an 18-5 record. Adams served as part of the offensive staff guiding the Wildcats to consecutive NCAA Division I FCS No. 12 Rankings in total offense (425.6 yards in 2010, 435.3 in 2011). During the same span, B-CU ranked among the national leaders in scoring offense; second in 2010 (38.2 PPG) and 15th in 2011 (33.9 PPG), leading the nation in turnover margin in 2010 (+2.25).
Adams was hired in spring 2010 as the defensive quality control assistant, aiding Defensive Coordinator Charles "Yogi" Jones with the linebackers, joining the Wildcats on their run to a 10-2 record, first-ever HBCU National Championship, shared Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title and first NCAA Playoff appearance since 2003. Adams worked alongside Jones in the development of AII-MEAC performers Ryan Lewis, Reggie Sandilands and Jarkevis Fields.
Adams came to B-CU after two years as an assistant coach at Warner Christian Academy (2008-09), where he coached wide receivers, linebackers and defensive backs, while serving as offensive and defensive passing game coordinator. In that span, WCHS recorded 46 interceptions and finished as State Runner-Up both seasons.
In 2006, Adams helped coach Pop Warner football with the Port Orange (Fla.) Senior Midgets (age 13-15) as defensive coordinator, while also coaching shot put and discus, and assisting with sprinters, as an assistant track & field coach at Atlantic (Daytona Beach, Fla.) High school Adams helped coach sprinter Curtis Mitchell, who went on to become the NCAA Indoor 200m Champion at Texas A&M before turning professional in 2011.
In 2004-05, Adams coached defensive backs and return specialists at Atlantic and New Smyrna Beach High School He helped the NSB Barracudas to 17 interceptions, while also coaching sprints in T&F and held teaching duties, coaching defensive backs in the 2004 Volusia County Funcoast All-Star Game. Adams has aided over 35 student-athletes in earning college scholarships, and began his coaching career coaching running backs as a student assistant at Union College (Ky.) in 2003.
Adams played wide receiver at Bethune-Cookman before transferring to Union College and was named to Don Hansen's Football Gazette's NAIA All-American Team (CB, '00; SS, '01; FS, '02). Adams earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education in 2004. Adams is married to Glenda Adams, with a stepson, Rashad Greene, who attends Southwestern Community College (Calif.), stepdaughter Kyera Greene, a Spruce Creek (Port Orlange, Fla.) High School student. He is the son of Brenda Wright and Taliaferro Adams, Sr., born on August 13, 1978 and is one of three children, with brothers Ronald Matthews and Bertram Wright.