Adam Hood
Adam Hood

The 2023-24 season is Adam Hood’s eighth as an assistant coach on Steve Henson’s staff at UTSA. Hood is UTSA’s offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, working directly with the point guards while also handling scheduling and analytics for the Roadrunners.

A native of Mesquite, Texas, and a former standout at Air Force, Hood helped lead the Roadrunners to a second-place finish in Conference USA in 2018-19. The Roadrunners earned their top conference tournament seed in 14 years during an 11-win league slate. UTSA was boosted in its up-tempo style of play by the performance of sophomore guards Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace, who became the nation’s highest scoring backcourt. The pair earned all-district accolades from the NABC. 
During the 2019-20  season, the Roadrunners were boosted by its dynamic guard duo, Jackson and Wallace. Jackson finished the year with a C-USA record 26.9 points per game, shattering UTSA career and single-season scoring records during his junior year. During the 2020 offseason, Hood joined the inaugural Coaches 4 Change committee, an organization founded by collegiate coaches who are dedicated to helping their student-athletes, campus and communities. 

In 2017-18, Hood’s second season in San Antonio, the Roadrunners produced their most successful season of the decade. The team finished 20-15 overall, including an 11-7 C-USA record, a 12-4 home mark and only the program’s second postseason victory. UTSA placed fifth in the C-USA standings, defeated UTEP in the opening round of the league tournament, then earned an invitation to the 2018 Postseason Tournament (CIT) where they hosted and defeated Lamar before bowing out in the event’s quarterfinal.
In addition to the 20 wins, which were the most for UTSA since the 2010-11 season, the program ranked sixth in the NCAA with an average of 28.9 defensive rebounds per game, 13th in overall rebounding at 39.8 per game, 16th with 353 made 3-pointers and in the top 20 percent with a scoring average of 78.3 points per game. Among C-USA teams UTSA ranked third in scoring, tops in rebounding and 3-pointers made per game (10.1) along with second in defensive field goal percentage (41.6).
Hood helped the Roadrunners collect numerous awards throughout the season and postseason. Jhivvan Jackson, a guard, was named the C-USA Freshman of the Year, Second Team All-Conference USA, All-Freshman Team and also garnered seven Freshman of the Week plaudits; wing/forward Deon Lyle earned C-USA Sixth Player of the Year honors and guard Keaton Wallace was named to the C-USA All-Freshman team along with picking up three C-USA Freshman of the Week awards. Moreover, Jackson set the UTSA freshman scoring record with 534 points, while also ranking as the sixth-leading frosh scorer in the NCAA, while Lyle tied the UTSA single-season 3-point record with 96, which ranked 44th in the nation. Both Jackson and Wallace were Texas-based recruits.
In Hood’s first season with UTSA, the 2016-17 Roadrunners more than doubled its win total from the year prior from five to 14. Included in the 14 wins were a school record-tying eight Conference USA victories, the program’s first C-USA tournament win and a triumph over I-35 rival Texas State. Moreover, UTSA defeated three of the C-USA’s top four team with its wins over Louisiana Tech, Old Dominion and UTEP.
Hood aided the Roadrunners to one of the best defensive turnarounds in the nation in 2016-17. The team improved its defensive field goal percentage 8.5 percentage points and lowered its points allowed per game by nearly 15.0 points per game. Moreover, the team’s 69.4 points allowed ranked in the top third of Division I and UTSA limited opponents to fewer than 60 points nine times after doing so just once the year prior. In addition to its defensive improvement, the 2016-17 squad also ranked among the best in the nation on the glass, where it led Conference USA with 39.2 rebounds per outing, ranking 27th in NCAA.
Hood also helped mentor Jeff Beverly, who averaged 15.8 points per game and was a finalist for the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year award, along with freshmen Giovanni De Nicolao and Byron Frohnen, who were the only freshmen in Conference USA to start all of their team’s games during the season. Frohnen averaged 8.5 points and led all league rookies with 6.7 rebounds per game on his way to five double-doubles and C-USA All-Freshman Team honors, while De Nicolao averaged 8.2 points per game, including 9.1 points per outing in league contests.
Hood came to UTSA after spending two seasons (2014-16) as an assistant coach at Columbia, where he served as the recruiting coordinator and coached the team's perimeter players. During his time with the Lions he helped the squad to 38 wins, including a school-record 25-10 mark in 2015-16. Columbia capped the season by winning the Tournament (CIT), which was the first postseason title in program history.
He also played a key role in developing two-time first-team All-Ivy League selection Maodo Lo, who finished his career as Columbia's No. 3 all-time leading scorer, as well as all-conference picks Grant Mullins and Alex Rosenberg.
Prior to his time at Columbia, Hood spent two campaigns (2012-14) at Boston University as a special assistant. There he served as a mentor to the student-athletes and coordinated team travel, scouting and game-day operations. During his tenure with the Terriers, the team captured the 2014 Patriot League Regular Season Championship and collected five all-conference honors in the two-year span. In all, Boston went 41-24 and made back-to-back postseason appearances in the 2013 CIT and 2014 National Invitational Tournament (NIT).
Hood also spent a season (2011-12) as the associate head coach at Thayer (Mass.) Academy and he was a head coach for the Middlesex Magic AAU organization in 2011.
He began his coaching career after he served five years as a commissioned United States Air Force Officer, where he was a project manager for the Aeromedical Division and Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).
On the court, Hood was a four-year letterwinner at the United States Air Force Academy and his teams compiled an 84-42 record with an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2006 and a spot in the 2007 NIT semifinals. After leading the team in free-throw percentage during his senior year, Hood graduated in 2008 with a degree in human factors engineering.

Hood and his wife Melinda have a daughter, Denver, and a son, Dallas.