Brint Adams

Hall of Fame • Class of 2011

There is a good chance that anyone who either participated in or attended a running event during the mid 1980's through 2002 caught a glimpse of Brint Adams, as he was most likely there organizing or volunteering his time to ensure it was done professionally. His footprint spans track & field, cross country and road races on every level, from teaching kids as young as 4-year olds about track to officiating college and USATF National meets. Brint also actively contributed to KTC from 1985 to 2002 by serving in numerous roles for a number of years including two as KTC President, fifteen on the Board of Directors, eight as Budget Director, nine as a LDC member, nine as State Records Keeper, four as Race Director for several races and eighteen as a race volunteer.

Brint was an active part of the KTC road racing community and he put his heart and soul into it ensuring that races were organized and run efficiently and professionally. Brint's son Bob can attest that, for every race Bob ran as he was growing up, Brint was there early enough to help set up the course, manage the finish line and help tear down afterwards where he recruited his son to help as well. Brint was awarded the Ginny Canfield Memorial Award - KTC Long Distance Program in 1998 for his outstanding contributions to the road racing community.

Brint's contributions didn't stop with road racing. He was also one of the pioneers for several youth programs that were just getting underway, ensuring that each expanded into new communities and continued to grow in the future. Two such highly successful programs involve the KTC Summer Youth Track & Field Program and the Middle School Cross Country and Track and Field Programs. Both were fledging KTC projects when Brint started out and he simultaneously held the titles of Farragut Site Director for the KTC Summer Youth Program and the Farragut Middle School Cross Country and Track & Field Coach for nine and ten years respectively. Within ten years, Brint helped grow the program from that first Farragut school to 25 middle school teams and ultimately all became part of the Knox County MS athletics program. In addition to helping coach other children, he also involved both of his sons, Bob and Brad, as well as his daughter, Ashley, in both the summer youth and middle school programs.

Brint also took pride in being a Track and Field official at all levels. He has been a USATF Track & Field official for more than 21 years and has worked hard to attain the highest certification level as field official for discus, shot put, hammer throw, and javelin. He has officiated at the USATF Outdoor Nationals and the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville for a continuous 17 and 19 years respectively and he continues to officiate other track meets annually. The Robert Neff Service Award - KTC Track & Field Official was awarded to Brint in 2000.

On June 27, 1996, Brint had the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch through part of Knoxville to celebrate the Atlanta Games. He also was honored to officiate at the 2004 and 2008 USOC Olympic Trials.