Trevor Adair was head coach at Brown University and Clemson University.
Former men’s college coach Trevor Adair has passed away.
Few details have been released about Adair’s death, although friends and family members have made tributes to the one-time Brown University and Clemson University men’s soccer coach.
Adair was either 58 or 59.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Adair played four seasonat Lock Haven University as the Eagles captured the NCAA Division III title in 1978.
“I am deeply saddened, as is the entire Clemson soccer family, by the loss of Trevor,” current Clemnson men’s head coach Mike Noonan said in a statement. “My heart goes out to Jody and his daughters. Trevor had a significant impact on our soccer program here at Clemson, as well as the State of South Carolina, the Southeast region and in New England. He will be missed in the soccer community.”
Adair became an assistant coach at the University of South Carolina from 1982-90, the Brown boss from 1991-94 before running the show at Clemson from 1995-2008.Adair directed the Clemson program for 14 seasons from 1995-2008. He is the second-winningest coach behind Dr. I. M. Ibrahim with a 174-91-26 record.
He guided the Tigers to the 2005 College Cup as the team finished with a No. 3 ranking in the final poll that season. Adair coached the Tigers to nine NCAA Division I Tournament appearances, six trips to the NCAA quarterfinals round, two Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. Under him, the program had 14 All-America honors and 47 All-ACC selections.
Adair started his head coaching career at Brown University, compiling a 34-24-5 record between 1991-94.
He stepped down as Tigers coach in June 2009, after being charged with assaulting his two teenage daughters in a domestic dispute.
Most recently, Adair served as an assistant coach at Old Dominion University.