Adam Petway is in his fifth year with the Arkansas men’s basketball program in 2017-18, and his fourth as the head strength and conditioning coach after being promoted from an assistant in the summer of 2014.
Petway oversees all aspects of the Arkansas men’s basketball strength and conditioning program, including its unique performance training for head coach Mike Anderson’s up-tempo style and the team’s nutritional guidelines.
The Arkansas coaching staff continued to bring Razorback basketball back to national relevance in 2016-17, leading the Razorbacks to a 26-10 record, a spot in the SEC Tournament championship game and on the brink of knocking off the eventual National Champion North Carolina Tar Heels with the Sweet 16 on the line.
The Razorbacks posted the seventh most wins in program history last season, as the staff led Arkansas to 12 SEC wins for the fifth time in school history and captured six conference road victories, tying the 1994 championship team and the 2015 NCAA Tournament squad for the most in the SEC era. The Razorbacks ended the season 8-3 in their last 11 SEC road contests, the best stretch since the end of the 1993-94 and beginning of the 1994-95 seasons. Arkansas used its second best free throw percentage in school history (.761) to post a 4-0 record in games decided by one possession and a perfect 24-0 mark when leading with two minutes left in the contest.
In his time with the Razorbacks, Petway has worked diligently to ensure that his strength and conditioning style reflects Anderson’s expectations. Aligning with the #Fastest40 mantra, Petway’s workouts are explosive and fast. Petway’s training platform is functionally bent and is specific to demands of the game and to the athlete’s needs. He works closely with each player to develop individualized strength and conditioning programs.
Prior to joining Anderson and his staff at Arkansas, Petway spent two years as a basketball performance intern at Maryland. While in College Park, Maryland, Petway worked alongside Kyle Tarp and helped run all workouts in the then-new performance center and monitored each athlete’s nutrition and post-workout supplementation.
Petway was also a key contributor in the player development aspect of Maryland’s strength and conditioning program, and was mentored by David Adkins, who is now the player development assistant for the Washington Wizards.
The Atlanta, Georgia, native earned his degree from the United States Sports Academy in Sports Science in 2013.