Adam Grant begins his third season at Cumberland and his first as a full-time assistant. He spent the last two years as a graduate assistant with the program.
The Bulldogs have produced the two most decorated seasons in program history over the last two years, posting marks of 19-3-0 and 16-4-1 with one Mid-South Conference regular season championship (2013) and one Mid-South Conference tournament title (2012). Cumberland reached the NAIA National Tournament in both campaigns, winning matches in the NAIA Championship Opening Round in both years to reach the Round of 16 in Orange Beach, Ala.
Eight players earned All-America honors over the last two seasons along with 16 All-Conference honorees and 17 conference, state and national player of the week awards.
The Dublin, Ireland, native graduated from Pobalscoil Neasain before playing three years at Lambuth University, earning First Team All-Conference honors as a freshman and Second Team All-Conference accolades as a junior. The Eagles won a conference championship his freshman season and he captained the 2010 club to a 12-5-2 overall mark.
Grant served as an assistant coach with the U13 and U14 girls teams for the Jackson Wolves Futbal Club in 2009-10, helping plan and organize team and individual sessions, monitoring fitness and player development and teaching techniques and tactics of the game. The following year he was the head coach of the U14 squad.
At Cumberland he monitors fitness and recruits new players for the programs. He holds a “D” coaching license with the US Soccer Federation, completed in August 2012.
Grant graduated to Martin Methodist College to complete his coursework, earning his bachelor’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Management in May 2012. He received his master’s in Sport and Exercise Pedagogy from Cumberland in May 2014.