Bussy Adam
Bussy Adam
Year: Induction Class of 2006
Previous College: Boston State College '81
Team: Men's Lacrosse

Bussy Adam was one of the greatest players in Boston StateCollege history, leading the Warriors to a 42-18 record (.700) andan ECAC Division II-III tournament berth in three of his fourseasons. The Newton native was named a Colonial Division LacrosseLeague All-Star three times, while racking up 186 career points asa midfielder and attackman to rank second on the Boston Stateall-time points list. He finished second in school annals with 106assists and was sixth with 80 career goals as well. He capped hisoutstanding playing career in 1979 with 74 points, including a thenschool-record 34 assists and became the third player in schoolhistory to be selected to the North/South Senior National All-Stargame.

The 1981 Boston State graduate starred in the 1979 New EnglandSenior All-Star game, earning Most Valuable Player honors with fiveassists. Adam was not only a skilled player, but also a great teamplayer, as evidenced by his volunteering to play four games in goalas a junior when the team's regular netminder was injured. FellowHall of Famer Gordon Webb remarked on Adam in 1979, "Bussy Adam wasthe type of player that all coaches dream about," he said. "I meanhe not only had the skills on the field, but had a tremendousattitude towards the game and more importantly to his fellowplayers.

He was always doing something above and beyond to help theteam." Following his playing career, Adam went on to coach atNewton North High School, where he has been since 1987, compilingan impressive 287-73 mark, while winning 13 Bay State Leaguechampionships, five Eastern Massachusetts titles and threeMassachusetts State crowns. He has been named the Bay State LeagueCoach of the Year five times and was tabbed as The Boston GlobeCoach of the Year in 1994.

His coaching prowess has taken him out of Massachusetts andNorth America with the opportunity to coach in the National HighSchool All-Star game in Ohio in 1998 and a trip to Melbourne,Australia in 1995 to direct the USA 15 and under team. Hisselection to this year's Hall of Fame won't be his first as he wasinducted into the Newton High School Hall of Fame in 2004.