Wichita State women’s basketball head coach Jody Adams will be inducted into the Bradley Central High School Hall of Fame on Tuesday night in Cleveland, Tenn. at Jim Smiddy Arena.
Playing for legendary coach Jim Smiddy at Bradley Central from 1987-89, Adams made all-district, all-region and all-state teams in all three seasons. Over her high school career, she amassed 2,478 points and in her senior season, was selected to three All-American teams, Street & Smith, Converse and USA Today.
Adams then went on to play for another legendary head coach, Pat Summitt, at the University of Tennessee from 1990-93. She won four Southeastern Conference titles during her time as a player, was twice named to the SEC All-Academic Teams and was awarded the Lady Vol Coach’s Award after she was named a preseason All-American in 1993. She was also named to the ESPY’s Team of the Decade for 1990-2000.
In 2012-13, she led Wichita State to its first ever Missouri Valley Conference regular and post-season championships. Along with that, earning the program’s first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. Behind the strength of her team’s effort, Adams was also named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year and KBCA Coach of the Year in 2012-13.
As the head coach of the Shockers, Adams has a record of 106-73 and an overall record of 130-81. With her 106 wins at Wichita State, Adams is second on the all-time wins list and is only seven wins behind former head coach Linda Hargrove. Wichita State has set the highest two-, three-, and four-year win totals in program history while moving up the MVC standings in each of Adams’ five years as head coach.
Currently, Adams has led her 2013-14 squad to a 14-3 overall record and a perfect 5-0 in MVC Play. The Shockers are also on a program-best 13-game winning streak and have had the best start to a season in Wichita State history.
The Shockers will continue Missouri Valley Conference play with a two-game road swing this weekend when they travel to Normal, Ill. to take on Illinois State Sat., Jan. 25 at 4:05 p.m. and Indiana State Mon., Jan. 27 at 7:05 p.m.