Steve Adams, 47, is the new Boyle County boys basketball coach.
Adams was hired today after Boyle's four-person interview committee finished talking to six candidates.
Adams, a 1979 Mercer County graduate and former head coach at Tennessee Wesleyan College, had the attributes that high school principal Elmer Thomas said were important to the hiring committee.
"We wanted someone that could be an encourager. We wanted someone dynamic. We wanted a disciplinarian. We wanted someone big in education that would be a good role model for the kids," said Thomas, who headed the interview committee and made the recommendation to Supt. Steve Burkich to hire Adams. "We wanted someone capable of getting along with other programs and athletics teams in the school."
Adams did his student teaching at Boyle, coached and taught three years at Harrodsburg High School and has been an athletics director at a Florida high school. He coached at Tennessee Wesleyan in Cleveland, Tenn, for 10 years before accepting a job offer four years ago to go into private business.