About Trevor Adair

Trevor Adair has taken four men’s collegiate soccer programs to the Top 20 since entering coaching 30 years ago. Currently, Adair is an Assistant Coach at Old Dominion University, where the Monarchs have been ranked number 11 nationally by the Soccer America poll. The team made it to the second round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament in 2010, defeating Virginia, the 2009 national champions. At Old Dominion, Trevor Adair participates in all aspects of running the soccer program, including recruiting, game video analysis, budgeting, and community service. Adair also facilitates the Monarchs’ academic support program.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Trevor Adair came to the United States to play for Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. Adair led the Lock Haven Bald Eagles to two national titles. He graduated with a B.S. in Economics and became an Assistant Coach at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. At South Carolina, Trevor Adair earned a Master’s degree in Physical Education and helped guide the Gamecocks to six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

Trevor Adair moved on to the head coaching position at Brown University in 1990. He quickly turned around a losing program and compiled a 34-24-5 record in four years. Adair, the 1994 Ivy League Coach of the Year, guided the Bruins to the conference co-championship and led them to the NCAA Round of 16.

For the next 16 years, Trevor Adair served at the helm of the soccer team at Clemson University. Adair’s teams totaled an impressive statistical portrait: seven NCAA Tournament Round of 16 finishes, five finishes in the Elite Eight, and one in the Final Four. With a Clemson career record of 174-91-26, Trevor Adair was twice chosen as the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year. Under Adair’s leadership, 14 Tigers won All-American honors, 47 earned All-Conference, and one player won the Hermann Trophy, awarded to the country’s best player. Academically, soccer has topped all other Clemson men’s sports, with players earning a team grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.1 GPA over a five-year period.

Trevor Adair’s accomplishments include non-collegiate success, as well. He has served as an under-20 assistant coach for the United States national team and as a United States Soccer Federation instructor, holding an “A” license for the program.

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