Leslie Hasselbach Adams

Position: Director of Operations

Hasselbach Adams is in her first year as the Tigers’ Track & Field Director of Operations after serving as the Tigers’ diving head coach through the 2017 season.

“I’m really excited to join the track & field family,” said Hasselbach Adams. “I’d like to thank Coach Elliott for giving me the opportunity and bringing me into the program. It’s been a lot of fun for me getting to know the staff and the student-athletes. We have wonderful student-athletes and I’m so happy to be a part of the program. I couldn’t be more excited to hit the ground running with them.”

“I’m thrilled to have Leslie on board as the Director of Operations for our program here at Clemson,” said Elliott. “When Leslie was the coach of the diving program, I was very impressed with her. She was one of the first coaches I ever met when I first came. She has a lot of experience working with student-athletes, the business aspect of running a program, and how to deal with recruiting and all that entails. For me, this was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever had to make as a college coach.”

Hasselbach Adams, who was named the Tigers’ head diving coach on Aug. 17, 2000, served as the head diving coach at the University of Toledo from 1998-2000. In fact, she was named the Rockets’ head coach while finishing her undergraduate degree.

Hasselbach Adams earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences from the University of Toledo in 1999. She graduated from Clemson in May 2008 with a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling with an emphasis in Student Affairs Administration. Additionally, Hasselbach Adams recently graduated from the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy in Denver, Colorado.

In addition to her academic work, Hasselbach Adams is U.S. Diving Safety Certified and is a member of the U.S. Diving Association. She is also CPR, AED, and First Aid certified. She also  serves on the NCAA Diving subcommittee representing Zone B.  Recently, Hasselbach Adams has been named to serve on the NCAA Swimming and Diving rules committee as a diving representative.  She is also a representative for the Clemson University Athletics Department on the Staff Senate Committee.  In addition, Hasselbach Adams is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA).

Hasselbach Adams was a judge on the FOX show “Stars in Danger: The High-Dive.” The show involved famous figures attempting different dives.

Hasselbach Adams is married to John Adams and they reside in Seneca, SC.