June 25, 2024

UCF basketball has made another addition to its coaching staff, welcoming former UTSA assistant Adam Hood.

During his eight-year tenure with the Roadrunners, Hood served as the offensive coordinator and worked closely with point guards. Additionally, he played a key role as the recruiting director, contributing to the recruitment of standout players like Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace, who went on to become UTSA’s all-time leading scorers.

In a statement, coach Johnny Dawkins expressed his excitement about Hood’s addition, highlighting his expertise in recruiting, scouting, analytics, and player evaluations. Dawkins emphasized Hood’s track record of helping players reach their full potential both on and off the court, praising his dedication to serving others and his ability to connect with young athletes.

Dawkins also noted Hood’s energy and enthusiasm, stating that he looks forward to Hood’s contributions in further elevating UCF basketball.

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Hood brings a wealth of coaching experience to UCF, having held various roles at different institutions prior to joining the Knights. He previously served as an assistant coach at Columbia from 2014 to 2016, where he also acted as the recruiting coordinator for the Lions. Before that, he worked as a special assistant at Boston University from 2012 to 2014 and as an associate head coach at Thayer Academy in Massachusetts from 2011 to 2012.

Expressing his gratitude for the opportunity to join UCF, Hood acknowledged Coach Dawkins’ esteemed reputation in the coaching industry. He expressed excitement about collaborating with Dawkins and the rest of the coaching staff, emphasizing his eagerness to contribute to the future success of UCF basketball.

Originally from Mesquite, Texas, Hood had a notable collegiate basketball career as a four-year letter winner at the Air Force Academy. During his time there, he averaged 1.8 points per game and boasted an impressive 53% success rate from beyond the arc in 60 games. Following his college career, Hood served five years in the Air Force before transitioning to a career in coaching.

 

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