June 21, 2012



Providence, RI—Rhode Island College has named Adam Spring as its new head women’s tennis coach. Spring takes over for Liz Barrette who stepped down in the spring.


“After coaching an incredible girls’ tennis program at Smithfield for the past 14 years, I am ready for the challenge that awaits here at Rhode Island College,” Spring said. “I hope to bring enthusiasm and experience to the RIC women's team and look forward to competing against the best teams in the Little East Conference.  I am confident that our young squad will meet the challenges that await them this season.”




Spring is also the head men’s tennis coach at Johnson & Wales and recently completed his 10th year guiding the Wildcats. During his tenure, he has accumulated over 50 wins and eight top-three finishes in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.


He was named the GNAC’s Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2008. Spring led the Wildcats to the GNAC Championship in 2008, while falling in the championship match in 2005.


He has been teaching and coaching tennis in Rhode Island since 1991, serving both as a head and an assistant coach.




Spring was the head girls’ tennis coach at Smithfield High School for 14 seasons from 1998-12. He guided the Sentinels to the Rhode Island Div. II Championship three times (2012, ’11, ’10), while capturing the Div. III title twice (2007, ’06). Spring also coached at Chariho High School from 1991-94, starting the Chargers first girls’ program and serving as an assistant coach for the boys’ squad.


In addition to his coaching duties, Spring enters his 16th year as a teacher at Smithfield High School.


He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Island in 1994. Spring earned his master’s degree in teaching from Johnson & Wales in 1997.


He resides in Charlestown, Rhode Island.