Adrian Michael Wiggins (born October 15, 1973) is an American basketball coach who is currently head boys' basketball coach at Clovis East High School. Prior to that, he was the head women's basketball coach at Fresno State.
|Team||Clovis East HS|
|Born||October 15, 1973|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1996–1997||Lawton HS (boys' asst.)|
|1997–1999||Lawton HS (boys')|
|1999–2000||Cameron (women's asst.)|
|2002–2005||Fresno State (women's asst.)|
|2005–2012||Fresno State (women's)|
|2013–present||Clovis East HS (boys')|
|Head coaching record|
53–33 (high school)
|Tournaments||0–5 (NCAA D-I)|
0–1 (NCAA D-II)
Early life and educationEdit
Born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma, Wiggins graduated from MacArthur High School in 1991. At MacArthur, Wiggins was an all-state pitcher on the baseball team in addition to playing basketball.
After high school, Wiggins attended Cameron University, a Division II school in Lawton, and played on the baseball team for four years at pitcher and outfielder. As a senior in 1995, Wiggins had a 4–4 record with a 4.84 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 14 pitching appearances with 12 starts. He also had a .265 batting average with eight home runs, eight doubles, and 33 RBI in 49 games. Wiggins graduated from Cameron in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
YMCA and Lawton HighEdit
From 1992 to 1996, Wiggins helped organize a midnight basketball league at the Lawton YMCA, in addition to being a camp counselor. In 1996, he was a boys' varsity basketball assistant coach at Lawton High School, then was promoted to head coach a year later and stayed for two years.
In 1999, Wiggins returned to Cameron to be a women's basketball assistant coach, before being promoted to head coach on May 31, 2000. In the 2001–02 season, he led Cameron to a 25–5 record, the Lone Star Conference North Division title, and first-ever NCAA Division II Tournament appearance.
Wiggins moved up to the Division I level in 2002 as an assistant coach at Fresno State, first under Britt King in 2002–03 and Stacy Johnson-Klein in the next season. On February 9, 2005, Wiggins became interim head coach while Johnson-Klein was suspended and subsequently fired. Wiggins had a 7–4 record in his time as interim head coach at the end of the 2004–05 season, including an appearance in the WNIT. Wiggins continued to be interim head coach during the 2005–06 season as Fresno State conducted a national search for a long-term head coach. After completing a historically best 24–8 season and second straight WNIT appearance, Wiggins was promoted to the head coaching position long term on April 7, 2006. In the subsequent seasons, Wiggins led the team to six straight winning seasons, including five straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2008 to 2012.
On March 26, 2012, Wiggins was hired at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). However, on October 20, prior to the season, the university placed Wiggins on administrative leave and fired two of his assistant coaches due to NCAA violations, namely improper academic and recruiting conduct. Two days later, Mississippi fired Wiggins.
Clovis East HighEdit
Head coaching recordEdit
|Cameron Aggies (Lone Star Conference) (2000–2002)|
|2001–02||Cameron||25–5||10–2||1st (North)||NCAA D-II First Round|
|Fresno State Bulldogs (Western Athletic Conference) (2005–2012)|
|2004–05||Fresno State||7–4||7–2||T–4th*||WNIT First Round|
|2005–06||Fresno State||24–8||14–2||2nd||WNIT Third Round|
|2007–08||Fresno State||22–11||14–2||T–1st||NCAA First Round|
|2008–09||Fresno State||24–9||12–4||T–1st||NCAA First Round|
|2009–10||Fresno State||27–7||16–0||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2010–11||Fresno State||25–8||14–2||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|2011–12||Fresno State||28–6||13–1||1st||NCAA First Round|
Postseason invitational champion
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- Final 1995 Baseball Statistics Report: Cameron University
- "Adrian Wiggins, Head Women's Basketball Coach". Cameron University. Archived from the original on May 2, 2002. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
- "Adrian Wiggins". University of Mississippi. 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
- "Adrian Wiggins". Fresno State. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
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- NCAA Career Statistics database search for Adrian Wiggins under Coaches
- "Women's Basketball Falls To Texas A&M-Corpus Christi In WNIT, 56–53". Fresno State. March 18, 2005. Archived from the original on March 21, 2005. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
- Alford, Parrish (October 21, 2012). "On brink of season, Ole Miss women in turmoil". Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.
- "Personnel Changes Announced With Women's Basketball". Retrieved October 20, 2012.
- "Ole Miss women's basketball coach Adrian Wiggins is out amid recruiting investigation". Gulflive.com. October 22, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
- Tran, Tommy (January 16, 2013). "Warm welcome for Coach Adrian Wiggins". KFSN. Retrieved July 19, 2016.