Ben Lippen Athletics is excited to announce that Coach Tee’Ara Adams… otherwise known as Coach Tee… has been named our Varsity Girls Basketball Coach. Coach Tee has 4 years of coaching experience at the high school level. She spent 3 years in Illinois and 1 year at Ben Lippen where she was the Falcons JV Girls basketball coach.
Prior to coming to Ben Lippen, Coach Tee spent 3 years at Belleville West High School in Illinois where she served as the JV Head coach and Assistant Varsity coach. During her first season, the JV girls won a total of 8 games and Varsity won 9 out of 28. The following year, JV went 16-5 and Varsity 16-13. In her final year before moving back to South Carolina, the JV team went undefeated at 21-0.
Coach Tee graduated from The University of South Carolina Upstate with a degree in Sociology and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree from Liberty University in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Crisis Response and Trauma. While at Upstate, Coach Tee was a member of the Women’s Basketball team having received a full athletic scholarship. Coach Tee was awarded the Freshmen of The Year award along with All-Conference honors each year. Coach Tee is the current school leader in 3-pointers made and is a leader in career steals while ranking 3rd in program history in career points. Coach Tee also served as her teams’ representative on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) 2009-2013.
Coach Tee is originally from Asheville, NC. She graduated from TC Roberson High School where she is currently the all-time leader in points in high school history. Coach Tee’s high school program had a record of 100-18 during her 4 years there.
Coach Tee is married to Antonio Adams, a Columbia, SC, native. They have 3 children, Karter (5 years old) and Karsyn (3 years old), who both attend Ben Lippen and the adorable, future Falcon, Kori Grace (15 months).