Lucinda Adams

1937 –

Lucinda Adams is an athlete, coach, volunteer, and teacher. She is a member of the famed Tennessee State University Tigerbelles track and field team and a teammate of Wilma Rudolph.  Adams is perhaps best known for winning a gold medal in the 4 x 100-meter relay in the 1960 Rome Olympics on the U. S. Olympic Team. After moving to Dayton in 1960, she began her career in education at Roosevelt High School in Special Education and physical education.  Lucinda Adams is past president of the National Association for Physical Education and Sports and has served on the Ohio Special Olympics Board of Governors and many other boards. She is a fierce proponent of equity in girls’ athletics.