Danesha Adams joins the Houston Women's Soccer coaching staff after completing a celebrated playing career.
In her first season at Houston, Adams sparked major improvements on the offensive side of the ball. Under her tutelage, the Cougars scored 29 goals and notched 23 assists during the 2017 season.
Adams comes to the Cougar program after spending the 2016 season with the Villanova Wildcats. Under the tutelage of Adams the Wildcats had three student-athletes named to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team. The Wildcats finished eighth overall in the conference and finished 4-14 overall and 2-7 in the BIG EAST.
Collegiately, Adams led UCLA to four NCAA Final Four College Cups, was a three-time Pac-10 Conference First Team selection, two-time Herman Trophy finalist and was a finalist for the Pac-10 Player of the Year. While playing at UCLA, Adams also represented the U.S.A, playing with the U-20 and U-23 Women's National Teams, earning her first cap with the Full Women's National Team in 2006.
Following her career at UCLA, Adams was selected as the 6th pick in the 2008 WPS Supplemental Draft and played professionally from 2009-2010 with the Chicago Red Stars, before joining the Philadelphia Independence from 2010-2012. Following time with the Independence, Adams played professionally in Sweden with Vittsjo GIK, before joining Sky Blue FC of the NWSL from 2013-2014, and also spent time during that span on loan with Atasehir Belediyesi in Turkey. In 2014-2015, Adams joined the Washington Spirit of the NWSL and also spent time on loan with Apollon Ladies in Cyprus. Following a season with Medkila IL Harstad in Norway in 2015, Adams decided to retire from an illustrious playing career and transition into the coaching profession.
Adams earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UCLA in sociology.