June 24, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- University of New Mexico women's basketball coach Don Flanagan has announced that former Lobo Jordan Adams has been hired as the new Director of Basketball Operations. Adams, who played at UNM from 1999-2003, completes the coaching staff and will be responsible for team travel, scouting, tape exchange and camps along with various day-to-day operations.
"I'm excited to be back at the University of New Mexico," said Adams. "My ultimate goal is to coach college basketball and this is great experience. I'm thankful to Coach Flanagan for this opportunity and I look forward to helping continue the great traditions of Lobo women's basketball. Albuquerque is like a second home to me and I'm glad to be here."
Adams, who is currently fulfilling her duties, replaced Mandi Stovall who departed the program following the 2007-08 season. Adams is one of the top all-time players at New Mexico and currently ranks third in scoring with 1,798 career points. She ranks first in career blocks with 344 and still holds the NCAA tournament school record with eight blocks set against Miami (Fla.) in 2003. Adams finished her career fifth on the all-time rebounds list and was a four-time All-Mountain West Conference selection. She earned WNIT All-Tournament honors in 2001 and was named to the NCAA All-Midwest Region Tournament Team in her senior season. Adams also earned MVP honors for the 2003 MWC Tournament and was the last Lobo drafted by the WNBA.
"We are excited to add former Lobo Jordan Adams to our staff as our new Director of Basketball Operations," said UNM head coach Don Flanagan. "Replacing Mandi will be very difficult but having an ex-Lobo, like Jordan, will enhance our program."
Adams, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., has been working in her hometown for the Clark County School District since 2005. Her basketball experience includes an outstanding career at UNM, professional experience from 2003-05 and she was a member of the Canadian National Basketball Team in 2006-07.