Dr. Adam Sayers begins his first year as a full-time assistant on the Middle Tennessee coaching staff after spending the previous two years with the Blue Raiders as a graduate assistant.
Sayers' duties include assisting with coaching, recruiting, scouting, travel, team logistics, and all summer camps. Sayers has been part of back-to-back winning teams at Middle Tennessee and the Blue Raiders have established the school record for wins in each of those seasons, as well as winning the first Sun Belt Championship in program history in 2004.
He also serves as a Coach Educator with the Tennessee State Soccer Association, delivering "D" and "E" Coaching Licenses. Additionally, he is an ODP coach, working with the 1990 girls age group.
Before arriving at Middle Tennessee, Sayers served as a youth soccer coach and educator with the U.K. Elite Soccer Academy in New Jersey. Prior to his stint with U.K. Elite Soccer, Sayers spent two years as an assistant in football development with the Football Association of Wales. Among his duties were assisting with Centers of Development and Centers of Excellence for elite youth players, and implementing soccer education programs in local schools.
Originally from Birmingham, England, Sayers moved to Tennessee in 1996 to play soccer at Tusculum College, where he earned All-Region honors and was a member of the 1999 South Atlantic Conference championship team. He also achieved All-Tournament team honors at Tusculum. After completing his master's degree at Eastern Kentucky University, Sayers moved to Wales, United Kingdom, and began his career with the Welsh National Football Association. He graduated from Middle Tennessee with a Ph.D in Human Performance in December, 2006. Sayers holds the USSF "A" Coaching License. He is an NSCAA qualified goalkeeper coach, and has also completed the UEFA "B" License Coaching course.
Sayers was married during the summer of 2006. He and his wife, Brandi, reside in Murfreesboro.