Adams Named St. John Paul II Girls Basketball Head Coach

"...A highly skilled and accomplished coach..."
James "Gus" Adams, new head coach for St. John Paul II girls basketball team. (SJP2 photo)

Hyannis, MA - St. John Paul II High School has named James ‘Gus’ Adams as the Head Girls Basketball Coach, effective immediately. Adams succeeds Patrick Van Cott, who will continue as a member of the coaching staff.

“Coach Adams is a highly skilled and accomplished coach who we are excited to bring to JPII. When he coached at Falmouth Academy, we saw his dedication and class when leading the Mariners to nine straight winning seasons and four C&I League titles,” said Rich Fazzi, JPII
Athletic Director.

Adams previously served as Head Girls Basketball Coach at Falmouth Academy, Co-Director of Falmouth Travel Basketball, and Coach of Bay State Magic Girls AAU Basketball. He played four years of collegiate basketball, three at Salem State College, where he was named team

“I’ve followed St. John Paul II High School for years and enjoyed my time assisting with baseball and the Campus Ministry program. The girls have a lot of promise, and Coach Van Cott and I are excited for what can be accomplished,” Adams said.

Adams is a parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church (East Falmouth), where he is also a Confirmation teacher, Eucharistic minister, and lector. Adams resides in Falmouth with his wife, Lisa Crago-Adams.

“Coach Adams has shown his ability to lead programs to high levels of accomplishment. Moreover, he is a man of strong character, a faithful Catholic, and will lead in these ways as well. He is a great fit for our program,” stated Mona Lisa Valentino, Principal.

Hyannis’ St. John Paul II High School provides high-quality, Catholic education to students in grades 9-12. The school competes in the Cape & Islands League. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on