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The Oregon Ducks are not only led by a 36-year-old first time head coach in Dan Lanning, they have a handful of other young, hungry coaches on staff ready to help this team break through in 2022.
Among them is wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Junior Adams, 42, who was recently named by ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg as one of 45 minority coaches under 45 who could become a D-1 head football coach in the future.
Adams came to Oregon after spending the past three seasons up north in Washington with the Huskies. He was at Boise State, Eastern Washington, and Western Kentucky before that, and played football at Oregon State and Montana State prior to coaching.
“Junior has been on the radar,” an industry source told Rittenberg. “Oregon has put together a strong and diverse staff.”
Adams has proven his worth as a recruiter already, with 247Sports ranking him the third best recruiter in the Pac-12 and 60th nationally.
He’ll get a chance to prove he is more than that once the season starts, however, as he will share offensive coordinator duties with Kenny Dillingham in their first year in Eugene.