Damien Adams
Damien Adams
Title: Defensive Line
Phone: 910-814-5390
Email: adamsd@campbell.edu
Year: 4th at Campbell
Previous College: Fayetteville State '03
In State Recruiting: Western Half of 910 Area Code
Out of State Recruiting: Georgia counties: Monroe, Jones, Bibb, Crawford, Peach, Twiggs, Columbia, Richmond; Central Georgia; South Florida; Arizona

Damien Adams enters his fourth season at Campbell, instructing the defensive line.

Adams has coached the CU defensive line into the most vaunted in the Pioneer Football League, helping the Camels pile up 84 sacks and 203 total tackles for loss in just three seasons.

In 2015, Adams' front line helped the CU defense rank fifth in the nation in total defense, holding opponents to just 279.3 yards per game. Among FCS programs, Campbell also stood third in team sacks per game (3.55) and ninth in scoring defense (17.7).

The team shattered program records for all three categories, adding single season marks for tackles for loss (85.0) and total sacks (38.0).

Greg Milhouse and Ugonna Awuruonye both garnered First Team All-PFL accolades, while Rogers Clark was named to the honorable mention list.

Following the season, Milhouse, along with long snapper Danny Dillon, became the first Camels to sign with NFL franchises. Milhouse inked a contract with the New York Giants, while Dillon signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

Both Ugonna Awuruonye and Greg Milhouse were named All-PFL in 2014, with Awuruonye taking first and Milhouse earning second team honors. Isaac Scott was also named an All-PFL honorable mention.

Additionally, Lucas Smith earned First Team Academic All-PFL honors, in addition to CoSIDA Academic All-District and FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team accolades.

Awuruonye tied the CU single season sacks record at 7.5 and recorded double digit tackles for loss for the second year in a row, while Yost came just three tackles from the single season stops mark.

In 2013, his first season at CU, Adams helped the Camel defense to improvements in total offense, points per game, rushing yards per game and passing yards per game. Those strides included improvements of 62.3 yards of total offense and 54.7 yards rushing fewer per game. The team also set a new record for sacks with 27 on the year.

Awuruonye was also named honorable mention All-PFL.

Awuruonye tallied a school record for most yards from tackles for loss (83) and picked up the second most tackles for loss (14.0) and sacks (7.0) in a single season despite only playing in eight games. The redshirt sophomore led the PFL in tackle for loss and stops by a defensive lineman, while ranking eighth in sacks in conference games.

Adams came to CU after serving in the same capacity at nearby Fayetteville State University, his alma mater, for five seasons.

Under his direction, the FSU defensive line has routinely become one of the top units in the CIAA. During his first season with the Broncos, FSU defensive linemen accounted for 11.5 sacks and the Broncos' defense allowed only 885 yards rushing in 10 games.

In 2011, Adams coached Darius Powell, a second team All-CIAA selection and Jamaal Dixon, an All-Rookie team pick. Adams' unit amassed 21.5 sacks, 43.5 tackles for loss and was a part of a FSU defense that held opponents to 12 points or less five times.

In fact, the Broncos were first in the NCAA's Division II in total sacks in 2009 and ranked fourth in tackles for loss.

A 2003 graduate of FSU, Adams was a captain on FSU's 2002 and 2003 CIAA Championship squads and was named to the All-CIAA team in his final three seasons, 2001-03, at FSU.

Adams received his Bachelor's Degree in Geography and, soon after graduation, became head football coach at Benson Middle School in Benson, N.C. In his three years at the helm, he led Benson to a 14-7 record.

After his stint at Benson, Adams became an assistant coach in charge of the defensive line at South Johnston High School. Adams helped lead South Johnston to a 10-2 record and a Cape Fear Valley Conference Championship.

Adams is married to Teneisha Parker of Tarboro, N.C. and they have two sons, Bryce and Chase.