CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia Fralin Family Head Football Coach Tony Elliott announced the promotion of Adam Mims to assistant coach for the wide receivers today (Jan. 30). Mims has worked on the UVA staff for the past year as a senior offensive analyst.
“I’m pleased to take this opportunity to promote Adam to a full-time coaching position,” Elliott said. “He’s an outstanding young coach and we’re blessed he has been with us for the past year as an analyst. He understands the program, is familiar with the offense and knows the players. That will make it a seamless transition for him. He’s demonstrated the ability to bring out the best in his position players in the past and brings great passion and enthusiasm to the program every day.”
“There truly are not enough words to express the excitement I have for the opportunity to lead our receivers at such an incredible University,” Mims said. “I appreciate Coach Elliott entrusting me to serve such a special group of young men. I eagerly await the days, weeks and months ahead assisting this group, and ultimately our team, reach its fullest potential.”
Mims joined the Cavalier staff in January of 2022 after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at UT-Chattanooga where he coached wide receivers. He mentored a pair of all-conference receivers in Reginald Henderson (2020-2021) and Bryce Nunnelly (2019) with the Mocs.
Mims also coached wide receivers at Tennessee Tech in 2018 and was the receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Presbyterian from 2016-2017. Wideout DaShawn Davis was honored with all-conference honors both of his seasons with the Blue Hose.
During the 2015 campaign, Mims worked as an offensive analyst at Samford. That season, the Bulldogs finished third in the nation in passing and seventh in total offense while boasting the top team completion percentage.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., Mims graduated from Furman in 2011 with a degree in health and exercise science. He was a three-time All-SoCon selection as a return specialist and wide receiver for a Paladins.
He ended his collegiate career as Furman’s career record holder in receptions (198) and receiving yards (2,433) along with holding the school’s single-season mark for receptions (74). He scored 13 touchdowns, averaging 13.3 yards per catch while starting 25 of 48 career contests. Mims signed free agent contracts with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2011) and Montreal Alouettes (2012) during his professional career.