Born on November 8, 1963
Marion, Indiana
Inducted On
June 18, 2022
Location Inducted
Marion, Indiana
Region Number
Eastbrook High School
At Eastbrook, Jeff lettered in football, wrestling and baseball.
Manchester College, Ball State University
B.A., M.S.
1986, 2008
Jeff was a four-year letterman in football and was a co-captain his senior year.
In 2021, Coach Adamson achieved a significant milestone by winning his 300th game in the Sectional Championship game against Tipton. In 2020, the Eastbrook field was named "Jeff Adamson Stadium" in his honor. He was President of the IFCA in 2011-12. He was the Head Coach of the North All-Star Team in 2000 and was an Assistant Coach for the North in 1995 and 1998. He was named Chronicle-Tribune/WMRI Coach of the Decade for 1990-2000 and received the Claude Wolfe Alumni Coach of the Year Award from Manchester College in 2009. He was inducted into the Grant County Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. Adamson was also named Assistant Principal of the Year in 2017 by the Indiana Association of School Principals.
Jeff and his wife Kandi have three children: Anthony, Jeremy Porter and Sarah (Seth) Gressley. They have one granddaughter, Nora Gressley.
Prior to Coach Adamson taking over the football program in 1989, Eastbrook had only 8 winning seasons in 22 years. Since 1989, Eastbrook has won 17 Grant-4 Championships, 17 Conference Championships, 16 Sectionals, 7 Regionals, Four Semi-States and has been State Runner-up 4 times. Eastbrook has won 77% of their games and have been ranked in the Top 10 for 27 of the past 32 years. Under Jeff, Eastbrook has recorded 6 undefeated regular seasons.