Erik Adamson (Foothill ’11, Denver ’15) has joined the University of Denver men’s lacrosse as a volunteer assistant coach. Head coach Bill Tierney announced the appointment on denverpioneers.com/ last Thursday.
“Welcoming Erik Adamson back to University of Denver is such a great honor for us,” Tierney said in the the announcement. “He succeeds Ryan LaPlante and Jeremy Noble, both DU grads who served our team in great fashion as volunteers the last three years. As a player, Erik was a guy who could do it all on the offensive half of the field, and he will enhance the individual skills of our players dramatically. He is smart, energetic and has great insight into the game. We look forward to the coming year with Erik helping the Pioneers achieve great things both on and off the field!”
Adamson helped lead the Pioneers to their first National Championship in program history in 2015, his senior season. He completed his career as one of the most prolific scorers in program history. Adamson graduated as the fourth leading goal scorer (111) in DU history and fifth in points (146).
Adamson also earned the NCAA’s Elite 89 Award (now Elite 90) in his junior year. Adamson was drafted in the second round by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in 2015 before being traded to to the Denver Outlaws.
The California native has previously spent two seasons coaching at Regis Jesuit High School as the offensive coordinator, finishing runner-up in 2017 before winning the Colorado State Championship last spring. Adamson coached with Denver Elite during his collegiate career, and then took a brief break before re-joining the LXTC staff in the fall of 2016. In the box, Adamson coached the Stoneflies in the 2018 Colorado Collegiate Box Lacrosse League last summer.