Tami Adkins enters her seventh season as an assistant coach under Julie Wilhoit. She oversees all administrative aspects of the program including the team's equipment needs, scheduling and team travel. She also oversees the team's academics and alumni efforts.
Adkins assists with practice development, and scouting. She also coordinates the team's community service efforts.
LMU has had great success with its post players during Adkins' tenure. Adrianne Slaughter was a two-time All-WCC first team selection, and was named the 2002-03 WCC Defender of the Year.
The Lions have also had great success in the classroom while Adkins has been a part of the program. Kate Murray (1999-04) was named the WCC Scholar Athlete of the Year, as well as the LMU Scholar Athlete of the year in 2004 after completing work towards an MBA degree.
Adkins served on the Lions' staff during the 1994-95 season before accepting an assistant coaching position at her alma mater, the University of San Francisco. During her five years at USF (1995-2000), the Dons enjoyed two NCAA tournament berths, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 1996. That 1995-96 team, of which she was a member of the coaching staff, was inducted into the USF Athletic Hall of Fame in February of 2003. While on the Hilltop, Adkins worked primarily with the team's guards, scouted opponents and played an integral role in San Francisco's recruiting efforts.
Adkins enjoyed a stellar four-year (1989-92) playing career as a point guard at USF, culminating with first-team All-West Coast Conference honors in 1992-93, her senior year. The previous season she captained the Dons' West Coast Conference Co-Championship squad and also earned honorable mention all-conference acclaim. Adkins finished as the school's all-time leader in steals and set a conference single-game record with 11 swipes against Cal State Northridge in 1990, which still stands today. She currently ranks seventh on the WCC single-season steals list with the 94 steals she made in 1992. Of that total, 54 came in WCC games a mark that ranks third in the conference record book for steals in conference games. A WCC All-Academic Team selection as a senior, Adkins graduated from San Francisco in 1993 with a degree in political science.
Born Aug. 21, 1971, she is a native of Oxnard, Calif., and resides in El Segundo, Calif.