Adrian Blackadar
Adrian Blackadar
Title: Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Adrian Blackadar returns for his second stint on the Johnson & Wales University men’s soccer coaching staff. Blackadar previously worked under head coach Dave Kulik during the 2013 season.

Prior to his return, Blackadar spent three seasons on the men’s soccer staff at Wesleyan University. In addition to helping the Cardinals to a NESCAC Championship game appearance, he earned a master’s degree from Wesleyan in 2017. Blackadar served as an assistant coach at Brown before moving on to Wesleyan.

A 2012 graduate of Clark University, Blackaar was a four-year starter (2008-11) for the Kulik-directed Cougars’ men's soccer team. During his rookie season in 2008, the team boasted an 11-5-2 record and qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Cougars compiled a 33-28-8 mark during his collegiate career. 

Blackadar began his coaching career at the Brian Young Soccer Camp in his hometown of Warwick, R.I., during the summers of 2011 and 2012. He also coached at the Nike MBSC Sports Camp in 2012. That same summer, he added his first of four campaigns with Bruno United FC as head coach of the boys U9-14 squad and as assistant for the boys’ U16-17 team. Currently, he serves as the head coach of the Bruno Elite Boys’ U-18 team.

A graduate of Pilgrim High School, he was a captain of the boys’ soccer team his senior year and was a six-year veteran of premier league club action. He holds an advanced national diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.