Mark Adams : Resigns | Suspended | Net worth

Mark Adams Resigns as the men’s basketball coach at Texas Tech, the university announced in a statement Wednesday night.  

Mark Adams : Resigns | Suspended | Net worth

After playing basketball at South Plains College, Adams transferred to Texas Tech, where he served as a student assistant to head coach Gerald Myers.

Mark Adams : Resigns | Suspended | Net worth

After graduating from Texas Tech in 1979, Adams landed his first college coaching job at Clarendon College, where he stayed for two seasons and posted 46 victories.

From 1983 to 1987 he served as the head coach at Wayland Baptist, where went 100–39 overall and led the Pioneers to the 1985 NAIA title game.

Adams would move on to become the head coach at West Texas A&M where he’d guide the Buffaloes to two NCAA Division II tournament appearances and compile an overall record of 108–40.

Mark Adams Resigns 

Texas Tech coach Mark Adams resigned Wednesday following the team’s season-ending loss to West Virginia in the Big 12 Tournament’s first round.

Mark Adams : Resigns | Suspended | Net worth

The resignation was announced just three days after Adams was suspended by the school for allegedly making inappropriate and racially insensitive remarks during a coaching session with a player. 

That incident launched an inquiry “related to his interactions with his players and staff,” though it was determined by the school taht the incident was not a pattern of behavior. 

“Following this inquiry, Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt determined that the racially insensitive comment was unintentional and an isolated incident,” said a school statement. “Following the comment, Adams immediately apologized to the team.”

Adams was initially issued a written reprimand for the interaction with the player. He is also accused of spitting on a player earlier in the season; he denied doing so but admitted he “slobbered” on the player during a game after having a cough and going to the doctor, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.

“My lifelong goal was to help and be a positive influence on my players, and to be a part of the Texas Tech men’s basketball team,” Adams said in his resignation. “However, both the University and I believe this incident has become a distraction for the Texas Tech men’s basketball team and the University, which I care about so deeply.”

Texas Tech has built a proud basketball program, and the news of Adams’ resignation may attract a pool of intriguing candidates from which Hocutt can hire.

Mark Adams suspended 

Texas Tech has suspended men’s basketball coach Mark Adams after he made a comment about “slaves serving their masters” to a player on the team, the school announced.

Mark Adams : Resigns | Suspended | Net worth

Adams, 66, coached Texas Tech during Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma State.

Also The school described the comment as “inappropriate, unacceptable and racially insensitive.”

“Adams was encouraging the student-athlete to be more receptive to coaching and referenced Bible verses about workers, teachers, parents, and slaves serving their masters. Adams immediately addressed this with the team and apologized,” Texas Tech’s statement said.

“Upon learning of the incident, Hocutt addressed this matter with Adams and issued him a written reprimand. Hocutt subsequently made the decision to suspend Adams effective immediately in order to conduct a more thorough inquiry of Adams’ interactions with his players and staff.”

Also Adams is in his second season as Texas Tech’s head coach.

Net worth 

As of Writing, Mark Adams has an estimated net worth of about $3 Million.

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