Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Baseball
High School Honors: 2 Football letters.
2 Basketball letters, on 2 PIL Championship teams; starting forward Senior year.
2 Baseball letters, 2nd Team All-PIL as a Junior, named to North-South all-star squad. 1st Team as a Senior; played in Metro-State All-Star game; .391 batting average as a Senior outfielder. A draft pick of the California Angels in the first ever Major League Draft in 1968.
Post High School Career: 1 baseball letter at Mt. Hood CC. Injury sidetracked Football and Baseball play at Oregon State University; earned BA Degree in Sociology. Launched a career in Tennis, first as a player in the USTA, winning Player of
the Year honors in Singles and Doubles in Southern California. He coached tennis at Pacific University and University of Puget Sound a year each and then founded the Verdell Adams Tennis Academy in LA in 1990 where he continues to coach.