Athens Athletic Hall of Fame: Adam Tribble

April 5th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments


From 1995-99, Athens Christian Academy’s Adam Tribble was one of the finest distance runners in the state.  He led not only his cross country team, but also the track and field team to state championships in 1998 and 1999.  His personal success includes an individual cross country state champion title as a senior and several state titles in the 1600-meter, 3200-meter and 800-meter races.

“I enjoyed having the opportunity to push myself to be the best that I could be,” said Adam. He attributes his success to this determined state of mind.

After briefly attending Georgia Southern, Adam transferred and signed with the University of Georgia, where he was an Academic All-American and team captain for two years. “I grew up in Athens. I grew up a Bulldog. The opportunity to go back was a great experience,” said Adam. After college, Adam competed in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trial marathon, finishing 46th. Adam went on to be a part of the track and field coaching staff at Oregon State University, the University of Arkansas, and UGA. He is currently in his third year of coaching distance at the University of Alabama, where he helped lead the women’s cross country team to a third place finish at the Regional meet. According to Adam, in order to achieve your goals, you must be extremely self-motivated. “It has to come from an internal drive. If it’s not to see how good you can be, it’s not going to work,” Adam said.

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