Danesha Adams joined the Pacific coaching staff in March of 2020 from the University of Houston, where she served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. In her time at Houston, Adams sparked major improvements on the offensive side of the ball with 29 goals and 23 assists for the Cougars during a 2017 season that saw two forwards earned All-AAC honors. As a recruiting coordinator, Adams created strong relationships both domestically and internationally. Adams went to UH after spending time at Villanova, where three student-athletes were named to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.

"I couldn't be more excited to be adding such a quality person and coach to our staff," said head coach, Ed Moore. "Danesha brings a wealth of experience to Pacific, from both her time as an assistant coach at the Division I level and her illustrious playing career. She is someone who will not only be able to teach our players every facet of the game, but will be an amazing role model both on and off the field."

Adams enjoyed a stellar collegiate career, leading UCLA to four NCAA College Cups. She was a three-time Pac-10 Conference First Team selection, two-time Hermann Trophy semifinalist and was a finalist for the Pac-10 Player of the Year. Adams also represented the US with the U-20 and U-23 Women's National Teams while in college, earning her first cap with the Women's National Team in 2006.

Following a successful collegiate career at UCLA, Adams was selected as the sixth pick in the 2008 Women's Professional Soccer Supplemental Draft and played professionally from 2009-2010 with the Chicago Red Stars before joining the Philadelphia Independence from 2010-2012. Internationally, she played in Sweden and Turkey before joining Sky Blue FC of the NWSL from 2013-2014.