Adam Spring enters his seventh season as Rhode Island College's head women's tennis coach. Spring has compiled a 74-21 (.779) record and led the program to the first ever NCAA Championship win in school history, a 5-2 win over Nazareth on May 11, 2018.
In 2017 coach Spring guided the Anchormen to the school’s third straight LEC Regular Season Championship and the LEC Tournament Championship. The team also made its first appearance at an NCAA Championship, defeating Nazareth before falling to No. 6 Tufts in the second round. Spring was named the Little East Women's Tennis Coach of the Year for the third time in his career.
In 2016, Spring led RIC to a 13-2 overall record and a 7-1 (first place tie) mark in the Little East Conference. RIC shared the Little East Regular Season Championship with Bridgewater State, the seventh in program history. After downing UMass Dartmouth, 5-0, in the semifinals on Oct. 20, the Anchorwomen lost a tough match, 5-4, in the finals to Bridgewater State on Oct. 29.
In 2015, Rhode Island College posted a 12-3 overall record and an 8-0 (first place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen claimed the program's sixth Little East Conference Regular Season Championship and the first in eight years. For his efforts, he was named the Little East Conference Women's Tennis Coach of the Year.
In 2014, he led RIC to a 14-2 record overall and a 7-1 (second place) mark in the Little East Conference. It was the second consecutive season that the Anchorwomen reached the 14-win plateau. RIC’s .875 win percentage was the highest since the 2006 Anchorwomen went 13-1-0 (.929). The Anchorwomen reached the championship match of the Little East Tournament for the second consecutive season.
In 2013, Spring guided the Anchorwomen to a remarkable 14-3 overall record and a 7-1 (second place) mark in the Little East Conference. RIC set the program record for wins in a season and posted its best winning percentage (.824) since 2006. RIC reached the championship game of the 2013 LEC tourney and Spring was named the Little East Coach of the Year.
In his first season at the helm, Spring guided the Anchorwomen to a 4-10 record overall and a 4-4 mark in Little East Conference play, as well as the program's first Little East Conference Tournament appearance since 2009.
Spring was previously the head men’s tennis coach at Johnson & Wales for 13 seasons. During his tenure, he accumulated over 90 wins and led the Wildcats to nine 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 2014 and 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 (2011, ’10, ’09), while capturing the Div. III title twice (2007, ’06). Spring was the head boys' coach at Smithfield High School in 2001 an 2002, taking the Sentinels to the R.I. Div. II State Championship Match in his second campaign. He compiled a 25-8 record in two years of work.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 20th 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.