Adrian Blackadar enters his third year as an assistant coach for Geoff Wheeler’s men’s soccer program at Wesleyan in 2017. Blackadar previously spent five years of coaching at the camp, club and collegiate level.
Blackadar, a 2012 Clark graduate, was a four-year starter (2008-11) for the Cougars’ men's soccer team. During his rookie season in 2008, the team boasted an 11-5-2 record and qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Cougars compiled a 33-28-8 mark during his collegiate career.
Blackadar began his coaching career at the Brian Young Soccer Camp in his hometown of Warwick, R.I., during the summers of 2011 and 2012. He also coached at the Nike MBSC Sports Camp in 2012. That same summer, he added his first of four campaigns with Bruno United FC as head coach of the boys U9-14 squad and as assistant for the boys’ U16-17 team.
Moving into the collegiate ranks in the fall of 2013 after coaching at the Grootbos Foundation and the Football Foundation of South Africa in Gansbaii, South Africa, during the summer, he was an assistant at Johnson & Wales before heading to Brown as an assistant in 2014.
A graduate of Pilgrim High School in Warwick, he was a captain of the boys’ soccer team his senior year and was a six-year veteran of premier league club action. He holds an advanced national diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.