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Men's Hoops Adds Adam Hood as Assistant Coach

by Ken Landis

ORLANDO – The UCF men’s basketball team has added Adam Hood to the staff as an assistant coach, as announced by head coach Johnny Dawkins on Tuesday

“Coach Hood is going to amplify our recruiting and scouting with his cutting edge understanding of analytics and player evaluations. He has a track record of being instrumental in assisting individual players reach their potential on the court, in the classroom and the community. He has invested most of his life to the service of others and has an unbelievable attention to detail and has a next level ability to connect with young people. He brings energy and enthusiasm to the program and we look forward to him helping us to continue to elevate UCF basketball.”

Johnny DawkinsUCF Men's Basketball Head Coach

Hood joins UCF after eight seasons at UTSA and a total of 12 years of Division I coaching experience. Prior to his start as a collegiate coach, Hood served five years as a commissioned United States Air Force Officer.

“I want to thank Coach Dawkins for the opportunity to be a part of this tremendous program. Coach Dawkins is a legend in the industry and I’m excited to hit the ground running alongside him and his staff. I look forward to contributing to the future success of UCF basketball.”

Adam HoodUCF Men's Basketball Assistant Coach

A native of Mesquite, Texas, Hood helped pilot the Roadrunner’s offensive and recruiting efforts over his eight seasons on staff. He helped reel in some of UTSA’s top players in the program’s history, including all-time leading scorer, Jhivvan Jackson, and the second leading scorer, Keaton Wallace. Both were Texas based recruits.

UTSA ranked among the top 40 in pace of play four times in Hood’s eight years handling the offense.

Hood arrived at UTSA after two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Columbia from 2014-16. He played a key role in developing two-time All-Ivy League First Team selection Maodo Lo, who finished his career as Columbia’s third-highest all-time scorer.

Prior to Columbia, Hood was at Boston University from 2012-14 as a special assistant. The Terriers captured the 2014 Patriot League regular season crown and collected five all-conference honors in his two-year tenure.

Before heading to the collegiate realm, Hood was an associate head coach at Thayer (Mass.) Academy and was a head coach for the Middlesex Magic AAU organization in 2011.

Hood served in the United States Air Force for five years before making the jump to coaching. He was a commissioned officer, working as project manager for the Aeromedical Division and Airborne Warning Control System (AWACS).

As a player, Hood was a four-year letterwinner at the United States Air Force Academy. His teams compiled an 84-42 record with an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2006 and a spot in the 2007 NIT semifinals. He led the team in free-throw percentage during his senior season and graduated in 2008 with a degree in human factors engineering.