Ed Adkins, Club Director

Ed began coaching high school sports while teaching Math and Chemistry at Pickens High School in 1993. He was part of a new coaching staff to bring back a winning tradition for the Blue Flame in football and men’s tennis. Ed took a tennis team that had not won a single match in 3 years and placed 3rd in the region in his first year of coaching. Read More

While at PHS, Ed started two groups: a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group that served over 100 of the student-athletes and a tutoring group that matched strong, academic students with athletes who needed help in different courses.

Sports have always been a part of Ed’s life. He played football, baseball, basketball and softball. His two daughters are third-generation volleyball players starting with Ed’s mom and continuing with his two sisters. Ed has coached several community championship teams in football and baseball through the Simpsonville Recreation Department.

Ed is from Rock Hill, SC. He earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of South Carolina. He currently is a technical specialist with WESCO International. Ed and his wife Kori were married in 1992 and live in Simpsonville, SC. They have two daughters, Kim and Lauren, and two sons, Trey and Michael.