Coach Terri Adams has joined Eastern University as the Head Softball coach starting in the 2020 season. Adams hopes to lead the Eagles to a winning season this coming Spring after her inaugural season as Eagle was cut short by COVID-19.
Adams grew up in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania playing softball, field hockey and basketball for her
school and went on to play Softball for Kutztown University as a pitcher. In high school, Adams served
as treasurer for the student government program (where she is still a lifetime member), and was the
sports editor for the yearbook. Adams has had an extensive career before coming to Eastern including
experience at the Division 1 and professional levels.
Mentors in Adams’ life include her parents, who taught her the importance of having a strong work
ethic, and a fellow coach, whom she referred to as Rocky, during her time at Temple University who she
dubbed her softball mentor. Over the course of her time at Temple, she recalled learning not just about
softball but about people too, how to encourage a team and drive them to work towards a common goal, and how to settle disputes and celebrate success.
Adams was introduced to her husband, Jerry Morrow during her time at Temple by Rocky, and
later he encouraged them to work together at St. Joseph’s. While she was not interested in Morrow at
first, as the two worked together, they learned from each other and grew to love each other. Now they
enjoy competitive card games and spending time with family and friends. They can be spotted pregame
doing their secret handshake that has grown over the years when something good happens in their lives.
She recalled her first times on campus when she visited to watch her nephew play against Eastern’s
lacrosse team. Adams said “I came in one time and saw the water wheel, and when I was in seventh
grade, my dad and I made a waterwheel and we won the national history day contest. So I’ve always been fascinated with the water wheel”. She considers the wheel a hidden gem on campus and is surprised that many people have never heard of it.
Adams hopes to continue to grow Eastern’s program and foster not just a team but an Eastern softball family. Adams wants to be remembered for how much she cares about her players, program and colleagues. She said “It’s just leaving knowing that those kids believed in me and that they knew if they needed anything they could count on us”.
Winning softball is not everything for Adams. She believes in the importance of growing the program,
and providing the best experience she can for her student athletes to grow into young adults, poised
for a successful and happy life.