Adam Schwartz is back in the saddle.

The former Rochester Lady Lancers head coach has assumed a similar position with Flower City 1872 in United Women’s Soccer for this season.

Schwartz, who directed the Lady Lancers to a first-place tie with FC Buffalo last season, brings loads of experience to Flower City.

He has coached at a youth soccer, the Olympic Development Program, high schools, colleges and professionally.

Schwartz holds a USSF National “B” License and USSF National Youth License.

In his first year as Aquinas Institute girls coach in 2017, he was named New York Class B coach of the year after leading his team to a state championship. In 2011, Schwartz directed the Rochester Ravens, a women’s professional/amateur team in the W-League.

Schwartz coached several New York State West ODP teams from 2002-09. He was named as the New York State West ODP coach of the year in 2004. He organized and planned training sessions.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Alfred University in 1992, and went on to earn his Master of Science degree in elementary education from Nazareth College in 1998. In 2007, he earned his Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership from SUNY Oswego. Schwartz taught fifth and second grades for several years, along with being an assistant principal in the Canandaigua City School District.

Schwartz went on to become an Advanced Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor through OASAS. He gained the distinction of becoming a certified member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium.

Currently, Schwartz works fulltime as chemical dependency therapist at Huther Doyle, which is an outpatient facility in Rochester, N.Y.