Coy Adkins is in his second year with the University of Florida softball team as a volunteer assistant coach. Adkins utilizes his experience from coaching high school and club softball to aid the Gators.
In his first season with the Gators, Adkins helped the 2010 team to a 49-10 record, breaking to tying 28 school records. UF broke the Southeastern Conference home run record (109) and slugging percentage (.627), which ranked third and second, respectively, in the nation. Coaching first base, Adkins helped coach the Gators to 81 stolen bases, ranking sixth in UF history with a .794 stolen-base percentage.
Adkins began as an assistant coach at Wewahitchka (Fla.) High School in 2004 and helped coach the softball team to the district and regional championships every year during his tenure. In 2007, when Adkins was promoted to head assistant coach, the team won the Class 2A state championships and again in 2008, when Adkins was head coach. He also coached the Wewahitchka Gators to a state high school record 43 home runs. In his six years with the program, he helped the Wewahitchka Gators to a 162-34 (.827) record.
Prior to Wewahitchka, Adkins was the head coach for a two-year stint at Chipley (Fla.) High School, where he helped the softball team to a 47-14-1 (.766) record and district and regional championships in 2003.
In 2003, Adkins founded Team North Florida and which went on to finish 33rd out 128 teams at the 2006 Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) National Championship Tournament. They placed in the top-10 in the following year and earned a spot in their first Gold National Tournament in 2008. The team earned a fifth-place finish in the 2009 ASA Gold tournament.
Adkins was named the Tallahassee Democrat’s Coach of the Year, the ASA Co-Coach of the Year, Florida’s Class 2A Coach of the Year and the Dairy Farmers’ Coach of the Year in 2008.
Adkins received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from Florida State University in 2001 and went on to teach math at Wewahitchka High School for six years. He started his collegiate career on a basketball scholarship at St. Johns River Community College. He currently resides with his wife, Sonya, and two daughters, Kenna and Anniston, in Gainesville.
The Adkins File
2009-Present - University of Florda, Volunteer Assistant Coach
2008-09 – Wewahitchka High School, Varsity Head Coach
2007 - Wewahitchka High School, Head Assistant Coach
2004-2006 - Wewahitchka High School, Assistant Coach
2002-2003 – Chipley High School, Varsity Head Coach
2003-2009 – Founder and Head Coach of Team North Florida
Florida State University, Bachelor of Science in mathematics education, 2001