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 State College history, leading the Warriors to a 42-18 record (.700) and an ECAC Division II-III tournament berth in three of his four seasons. The Newton native was named a Colonial Division Lacrosse League All-Star three times, while racking up 186 career points as a midfielder and attackman to rank second on the Boston State all-time points list. He finished second in school annals with 106 assists and was sixth with 80 career goals as well. He capped his outstanding playing career in 1979 with 74 points, including a then school-record 34 assists and became the third player in school history to be selected to the North/South Senior National All-Star game.

The 1981 Boston State graduate starred in the 1979 New England Senior All-Star game, earning Most Valuable Player honors with five assists. Adam was not only a skilled player, but also a great team player, as evidenced by his volunteering to play four games in goal as a junior when the team's regular netminder was injured. Fellow Hall of Famer Gordon Webb remarked on Adam in 1979, "Bussy Adam was the type of player that all coaches dream about," he said. "I mean he not only had the skills on the field, but had a tremendous attitude towards the game and more importantly to his fellow players.

He was always doing something above and beyond to help the team." Following his playing career, Adam went on to coach at Newton North High School, where he has been since 1987, compiling an impressive 287-73 mark, while winning 13 Bay State League championships, five Eastern Massachusetts titles and three Massachusetts State crowns. He has been named the Bay State League Coach of the Year five times and was tabbed as The Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 1994.

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