Carissa Adams

10 Reviews
Overall Recommendation
70%

Villanova University - Villanova, PA

Davis College - Johnson City, NY

Women's Rowing Head Coach, Women's Rowing Head Coach
Division: NCAA I - FCS
Conference: Colonial
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Overall
4.0
Caring
4.0
Motivational
3.7
Knowledgeable
4.3
Honest
3.7
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4.0
4.0
3.7
4.3
3.7

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Date: May 18, 2021
Verified Athlete
2.0
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
2
Caring
2
Motivational
3
Knowledgeable
2
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
2
2
3
2
1
Doesn't walk the talk. Luckily, getting faster recruits which helps the program but her training plan is inconsistent year to year and we'd be way better off doing something that builds fitness. Frustrating to work with given her clear favoritism and hypocrisy. We fall back on our technique as a program but truthfully this needs a lot of work too.
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2.0
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Overall
2
Caring
2
Motivational
3
Knowledgeable
2
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
2
2
3
2
1
Date: May 18, 2021
Verified Athlete
Doesn't walk the talk. Luckily, getting faster recruits which helps the program but her training plan is inconsistent year to year and we'd be way better off doing something that builds fitness. Frustrating to work with given her clear favoritism and hypocrisy. We fall back on our technique as a program but truthfully this needs a lot of work too.
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Women's Rowing Head Coach

Date: February 21, 2017
Verified Athlete
4.4
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
4
5
5
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4.4
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
4
5
5
Date: February 21, 2017
Verified Athlete
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Women's Rowing Head Coach

Date: September 18, 2016
Verified Athlete
4.6
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
4
5
4
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4.6
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
4
5
4
Date: September 18, 2016
Verified Athlete
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Women's Rowing Head Coach

Date: September 18, 2016
Verified Athlete
3.4
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
3
Caring
3
Motivational
3
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
3
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
3
3
3
5
3
If you weren't in the top boat you weren't given the time of day.
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3.4
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Overall
3
Caring
3
Motivational
3
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
3
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
3
3
3
5
3
Date: September 18, 2016
Verified Athlete
If you weren't in the top boat you weren't given the time of day.
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Women's Rowing Head Coach

Date: September 16, 2016
Verified Athlete
4.6
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
4
5
4
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4.6
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
4
5
4
Date: September 16, 2016
Verified Athlete
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Women's Rowing Head Coach

Date: September 14, 2016
Verified Athlete
4.6
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
4
5
4
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4.6
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
4
5
4
Date: September 14, 2016
Verified Athlete
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Women's Rowing Head Coach

Date: September 10, 2016
Verified Athlete
4.8
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
4
5
5
Carissa has been the best coach I have had so far, in any sport that I've played. She focuses on a wholesome approach to coaching, and when a rower is under-performing she takes the time to understand what's going on, talks to you about it and is understanding of your problems. She is also super smart with a unique outlook on life, and I love hearing her view on things.
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4.8
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
4
5
5
Date: September 10, 2016
Verified Athlete
Carissa has been the best coach I have had so far, in any sport that I've played. She focuses on a wholesome approach to coaching, and when a rower is under-performing she takes the time to understand what's going on, talks to you about it and is understanding of your problems. She is also super smart with a unique outlook on life, and I love hearing her view on things.
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Women's Rowing Head Coach

Date: July 22, 2018
Verified Athlete
5.0
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
5
5
5
Carissa is one of the most unique human beings I have ever met, in the best way possible. She completely changed my view of rowing and of live in general. She focuses a lot on positive attitude and being present. She truly cares about her athletes and is willing to talk about anything you're going through.
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5.0
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
5
5
5
Date: July 22, 2018
Verified Athlete
Carissa is one of the most unique human beings I have ever met, in the best way possible. She completely changed my view of rowing and of live in general. She focuses a lot on positive attitude and being present. She truly cares about her athletes and is willing to talk about anything you're going through.
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Women's Rowing Head Coach

Date: September 22, 2016
Verified Athlete
5.0
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
5
5
5
Carissa is the best rowing coach I've had in my 9 years of competitive rowing. She understands what motivates athletes extremely well and can implement that. When Carissa came to Villanova she turned the program around within a year and made difficult decisions with the overall goal to improve the team and bring success back to Villanova Rowing. In her first year as head coach at Villanova she lead the team to the medal podium at conference championships for the first time in over ten years.
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5.0
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
5
5
5
Date: September 22, 2016
Verified Athlete
Carissa is the best rowing coach I've had in my 9 years of competitive rowing. She understands what motivates athletes extremely well and can implement that. When Carissa came to Villanova she turned the program around within a year and made difficult decisions with the overall goal to improve the team and bring success back to Villanova Rowing. In her first year as head coach at Villanova she lead the team to the medal podium at conference championships for the first time in over ten years.
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Women's Rowing Head Coach

Date: July 15, 2020
Verified Athlete
1.0
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
1
Caring
1
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
1
1
1
1
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1.0
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Rowing Head Coach

Overall
1
Caring
1
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
1
1
1
1
Date: July 15, 2020
Verified Athlete
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