May 22, 1997 |
Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about the men he helped prepare for the major leagues--Eric Karros, Todd Zeile, Don Slaught, Jeff Conine, Bob Hamelin, Matt Young, Tim Leary and Shane Mack among them. Yet his public profile is about as low as it gets in this neighborhood--near-subterranean for someone who has spent almost a quarter-century coaching a major sport at UCLA. Gary Adams has a theory on this.
April 24, 1996 |
The Pacific 10 Conference suspended UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams for six games for ordering Bruin pitcher Pete Zamora to throw at an Arizona State player last Sunday. In a statement released late Tuesday, the conference accepted UCLA's proposed four-game suspension for Adams and Zamora, but added two recently scheduled games that were not on the Bruins' schedule.
June 12, 2003 |
UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams will retire after the 2004 season, ending speculation that Athletic Director Dan Guerrero would go for a triple crown of sorts and fire coaches in the three major men's sports in his first year. Adams, 63, will return for a 30th season, then will spend one additional year in an administrative capacity, enabling him to maximize University of California retirement benefits.
April 23, 1996 |
UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams has suspended himself for three games in further protest of what he considers leniency by the NCAA toward pitchers who intentionally throw at batters and coaches who condone such acts. According to NCAA rules, Adams must sit out one game for ordering pitcher Pete Zamora to throw at an Arizona State player during a game Sunday. Zamora was suspended for four games, and Adams said he believes the coach's penalty should equal that of his player.
June 1, 2004 |
Gary Adams can postpone his retirement for at least a few more days. The longtime UCLA baseball coach will be preparing his team for the postseason. The Bruins were one of five local teams that earned berths to the NCAA tournament when the 64-team field was announced Monday. It is UCLA's first trip to a regional in four years. "This might be the last time for me, but for every one of these players, this is their first time," said Adams, who is retiring after 30 seasons with the Bruins.
May 30, 2004 |
Gary Adams has suited up to coach in a college baseball game 2,071 times in a career that has spanned 35 years. And as his tenure at the helm of UCLA's program draws to a close, those around him ponder a familiar question: Has he won enough? The Bruins close out their regular season today against Oregon State in Corvallis. On Monday, they'll find out if their popular, 64-year-old coach has led them from the dugout for the last time.