Greg Adkins enters his second year with the Buffalo Bills’ coaching staff in 2014 as the team’s tight ends coach.
Adkins oversaw a positional group of the Bills in 2013 that featured the team’s leading receiver in TE Scott Chandler. Chandler led the Bills and set career-highs with 53 catches for 655 yards and two touchdowns.His 655 yards marked the second-most by a Bills tight end in a single season.
Prior to joining the Bills in 2013, Adkins spent four years as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Syracuse under head coach Doug Marrone.
In 2012, the Syracuse offensive line held opposing defenses to 16.0 sacks – the second-fewest allowed by the Orange since 2000 and blocked for a rushing offense that ranked third in the BIG EAST with an average of 187.0 yards per game
The Orange allowed the seventh-fewest tackles for loss per game in the NCAA in 2012 – 4.31
Adkins mentored T Justin Pugh who was a three-time All-BIG EAST selection
In 2011, OL Andrew Tiller earned first-team All- BIG EAST honors
Syracuse’s offensive line blocked for RB Delone Carter’s back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns in 2009 and 2010
OL Ryan Bartholomew earned All-BIG EAST second-team accolades in 2009 after making starts at both guard and center
Before joining Syracuse’s staff in 2009, Adkins had coaching stints at Tennessee (2003-08), Troy (2001- 02), Georgia (1996-2000) and Marshall (1991-95).
In 2007, Tennessee’s offense produced a 3,000- yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver
The Volunteers’ offensive line led the nation with just 4.0 sacks allowed in 2007 and helped block for a passing offense that threw the ball 534 times
While at Georgia from 1996-2000, the Bulldogs compiled a record of 40-19
Marshall led the Southern Conference in rush defense in 1992 and scoring offense from 1993-95
Adkins Earned four letters at Marshall University and was a team captain his senior season… combined with his five years as a coach at his alma-mater, was a part of 97 victories in the school’s football program… earned a degree in sports management and marketing from Marshall in 1990… he and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Nicholas and Nathan, and a daughter, Natalie.