When Trevor Adair was the men’s Head Soccer Coach at Clemson University in South Carolina, he was involved in more than X's and O's. Adair, now an Assistant Coach at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, took on many leadership roles at the Top-10 program. His duties included budgeting, recruiting, and compliance with NCAA regulations. Trevor Adair met with local and college officials on a daily basis and worked to keep his athletes focused on academics. Trevor Adair was also the director of the Clemson Soccer Academy, the largest all-boys program to be located on a college campus.

Adair has taken this pro-active approach to Old Dominion. Now in his second year, Trevor Adair helped the Monarchs make their way into the second round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament. Adair is responsible for using the ProZone game analysis program and Polar heart monitoring devices. Trevor Adair also leads daily practice.

His time at Clemson was equally energetic. For five consecutive years, Trevor Adair’s teams led all Clemson men’s sports teams with at least a 3.1 grade point average (GPA). For seven seasons, Adair took the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 or beyond, including one trip to the Final Four in 2005. Clemson finished in the Top 10 seven times and twice won the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship. The ACC named Trevor Adair its Coach of the Year twice. Adair’s players included 47 All-ACC honors, 14 All-Americans, and one winner of the Hermann Trophy for best nationwide player, Wojtek Krakowiak. In total, Adair won 52 games over Top-20 teams. Fifty-seven of his players have signed professional contracts and six were drafted in the first round by Major League Soccer.

Prior to Clemson, Trevor Adair led the soccer program at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Adair brought the team an Ivy League Co-Championship in 1994 for the first time since 1976 and helped the team advance to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16. Before then, Trevor Adair served as an Assistant Coach at the University of South Carolina in Columbia; the Gamecocks made Top-20 appearances in 8 seasons. 

A native of Northern Ireland, Trevor Adair played on two national championship teams for Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, where he received his B.S. in Economics. While at South Carolina, he earned a Master’s in Physical Education. Trevor Adair also has considerable experience in national youth soccer and the Olympic Development Program of the United States Youth Soccer Association.


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Work History

Work History
2010 - Present

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Old Dominion University


1985 - 1989


University of South Carolina