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Kirke Adamson has completed seven seasons as the track and cross country associate head coach at Utah Valley University. Adamson helped lead the Wolverines to another successful outdoor season as UVU won its third consecutive titles at the men's and women's Great West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the new Hal Wing Track & Field in Orem, Utah, in May 2011. At the 2011 Great West Conference Outdoor Championships, UVU had 24 individual titles and 54 all-conference pPerformers.
In his first year he helped coach 12 Div. I Independent All-Americans in track. The girls track team finished third at the 2004 Div. I Independent championships in the spring. In cross country, Adamson assisted in leading the Wolverine women runners to a fourth-place finish at the Independent Championships while the men finished fifth.
In three years of competition at the Div. I level, the cross country teams have won three women's and two men's titles. The indoor track and field team has finished second each of his three years and the outdoor men's and women's teams have never lost a conference championship.
In the past two years, nine athletes have qualified for the NCAA Championships and four athletes have earned Academic All-American status and each cross country and track & field team has also earned All-Academic status with the men's cross country team achieving a number seven national ranking in 2009 with a GPA of 3.63.
Twice in Adamson's years the men's cross country team has led UVU with the top GPA in the school. Adamson was also the named the Assistant Coach of the Year for UVU in 2008.
Before coming to UVU Adamson was the head track coach and assistant cross country and girls basketball coach at Orem High School in 2003-04. At Orem the girls track team finished fourth in state, while the boys finished fifth. Adamson had more than five athletes win individual state championships in track and cross country that year.
Prior to coaching at Orem, Adamson assisted the cross country, track and girls basketball teams at Mountain View High School in 2002-03. During that time the boys and girls cross country teams won the 4A Utah State championships. The boys cross country team won a national championship in 2003, while the girls team boasted a national ranking. Adamson was also an assistant track coach at Utah's Murray High School in 2000-01.
Prior to coming to Utah, Adamson coached track and cross country for eight years in Colorado. From 1993-95 he was the assistant track coach at his alma mater, Alameda High School.
Then in 1995-96 he coached track at Kennedy High School. From 1996-00 he was the head girls track coach and assistant cross country coach at Dakota Ridge High School.
While at Dakota Ridge, the girls cross country team placed third at state in the schools second year of existence.
Adamson, from Lakewood, Colo., graduated from Utah Valley University in 2007 earning his Bachelor of Science in political science.
When Adamson is not coaching he enjoys various outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, biking, adventure racing and reading books. H
is brother Kent Adamson played football at Ricks College from 1981-83. His cousin, Craig Poole, is the head coach of the USATF program at the Olympic training center in Chula Vista, Calif.