Harrier Hall of Fame 2020
Although Dwayne Terry has never donned a Chief or Harrier uniform himself, he has been a permanent fixture around the gym here at Miami Hamilton and has been an integral part of our growth and success over the years. While he may not have played for Miami Hamilton, Dwayne was a fantastic athlete in his own right during his days at New Miami High School where he was a multi-sport athlete playing almost every sport they offered and excelling at each of them. His athletic prowess earned him a spot on the Ohio University football team after high school. Several years later, Coach Terry, as he’s affectionately known around campus, started his Miami Hamilton career by serving as an assistant men’s basketball coach under fellow Hall of Famer and best friend, Vince Richardson. After leaving that position, Dwayne returned to his alma mater, New Miami, to take over their fledgling girls’ basketball program. There he coached the Lady Vikings for 7 years, culminating in their first Miami Valley Conference title in 2009, their first in almost 25 years. That year Coach Terry was also named Miami Valley Conference Coach of the Year.
It was in 2010 that Dwayne made his way back to Miami Hamilton as the head men’s basketball coach of the Harriers. In his first year at the helm, he led the team to a 19 win, ORCC runner-up finish and a berth in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Tournament…the first ever national tournament berth for the campus. Coach Terry coached the Harriers for four more seasons compiling 82 wins over his 5 years. Even though Dwayne won a lot of games during his tenure, he is most proud of all of the young men that graduated during his time as head coach. No men’s basketball coach at Miami Hamilton has ever graduated as many student athletes as Dwayne and that’s truly a special accomplishment. In addition to nurturing solid students, Dwayne developed solid young men on and off the court. He and his teams put on numerous free basketball camps for kids at local elementary schools and YMCAs. In addition, he worked with Sarah (Alf) Burke to implement a mentoring program for local at-risk youth called Hoops and Homework where he and his players would go out to the community and work with these kids on various school work. To say Dwayne Terry is just a coach at Miami Hamilton is quite the understatement.
In recent years, Dwayne has continued his career in athletics with stops at Fenwick High School and Monroe High School, where he currently serves as a Strength and Conditioning coach as well as Assistant Athletic Director. Dwayne has been married to his wife Jill Terry for 25 years now and has two daughters, Brittany Terry and Jayla Terry (a Miami grad) and one grandson Myles Terry who will be a name to remember on the high school gridiron over the next couple years.
Steve Adams was no stranger to success on the baseball field prior to joining Miami Hamilton. He played three years of varsity ball at Glen Este High School earning all-conference and all-Ohio honors as a senior. In 2006 he won a World Series championship with the powerhouse Midland youth baseball program that has sent many young men on to the Major Leagues. He was also garnered All Junior Olympics team honors, was a Gold Glove winner and All World Series team honoree while playing for the Columbus Jaguars prior to his time with Midland. In 2007 Steve brought his talents to the Harriers and in doing so helped lead Miami Hamilton to ORCC Championships in 2007 and 2009. Along the way he earned 1st Team All-Conference in 2008 and in 2009 he brought home 2nd Team All-Conference honors as well as Academic All-Conference. Steve was twice presented with the Team Gold Glove Award for being the best defensive player on the squad……all the while never hitting below 300 in his career, in fact he has a career .347 batting average for MUH and collected 82 RBIs along the way. One record that Steve may not love to hold is most Hit by Pitches in one season, amassing 21 of them in one year along with the bruises to prove it.
After Steve finished his playing career he stepped into a coaching role with Miami Hamilton from 2011-2013 while he finished his degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Child Development...the team won the conference championship in each of his three seasons as coach. Not only did he coach the Harriers, but he also volunteered during the summers at various youth baseball camps and was an instructor at the Cincinnati Baseball and Sports Academy until 2016.
Away from the playing field is where Steve has endured the most challenging part of his life. His best friend, Marcus Binoider, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2020. Steve was by his side through his entire battle until Marcus unfortunately passed away in September of 2021. Prior to Marcus’ passing, Steve himself was diagnosed with bone cancer. Being there for his friend while fighting his own battle was obviously overwhelming, but after treatment and surgery we are happy to say Steve is cancer free. While the void will always be there, the bond Steve and Marcus shared will remain forever. Marcus’ favorite part of the country was the Dakotas and last summer Steve had an amazing opportunity in Bismarck, North Dakota as the hitting and fielding coach for the Bismarck Larks in the Northwoods League. His team sent 9 players on to professional baseball, was top 5 in On Base Percentage and Batting Average and in doing so Steve was nominated by his peers as Assistant Coach of the Year in his first-year coaching in the league. While this was a great personal experience, Steve wasn’t alone…his friend Marcus was there the whole way.
Steve, the son of Mike and Diane Adams, is currently a sales rep for Pro Scope Systems selling medical devices to hospitals and facilities both locally and internationally. He has been married to his wife Kaleigh for 14 years and has a 7 year-old daughter Jovie who is a talented dancer and shares his curiosity and love for outer space and all things science. They also have a 5-year-old son named Logan who loves basketball, baseball and anything to do with video games.
Angela came to Miami Hamilton in 2003 majoring in Health and Sport Studies following a standout prep career at Hamilton High School, which earned her a scholarship to Division I Southern Illinois right out of high school. During her time at Miami Hamilton, Angela helped the Harrier women’s basketball team capture it’s first Ohio Regional Campus tournament championship in 2004 and it’s first ORCC conference championship the following year in 2005 under Hall of Fame coach Ed McCoy. In the process Angela earned Honorable Mention All-Conference in each of those two seasons.
During her impressive high school career, Angela earned 3 varsity letters. In her junior year, she led the Greater Miami Conference in scoring while averaging 18.5 points per game and scoring 349 points for the year. She raised the bar a bit more by scoring 443 points in her senior year to bring her career total to 1,014, placing her second on the all-time scoring list for Hamilton High School girls’ basketball at that time.
She won the Best Offense and Rebounding Award three consecutive years at Big Blue as well as earning an Academic Certificate for three straight years. Angela was voted to the GMC first team in both her junior and senior seasons and was named All-Butler County for three years. For all of those honors and accolades, she was inducted into the Hamilton High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
Today Angela still lives in Hamilton and coaches several of her children’s youth basketball teams.