I’m Bruce Adams, the owner of the Cedar Rapids Roadrunners. It’s a privilege to bring professional basketball back to Cedar Rapids. We’re fortunate to have excellent and experienced coaches, and we’re working to organize others for several important roles with the team.
I originally grew up in Des Moines, attended college in Oklahoma and Illinois, and had a 32-year detour to Southern California, before returning to Iowa in 2012.
My background is in business and sales, with some newspaper writing thrown in. I also served as an enlisted member and as an officer in the Air Force, with some follow up work in aerospace finance.
I want as many people as possible to be aware of our new team, the Roadrunners. We’ll do everything we can to promote the team schedule when it’s finalized. and to provide an entertainment experience during our home games.
We’d appreciate your support for the team, and we hope to see you at our games.
Coach Stan Hughes
Coach Stan Hughes, who gained experience as both an assistant coach and head coach over the past 25 plus years, is presently an assistant men’s basketball coach at Coe College as player development/recruiting coordinator. He is the Founder of EGOS Academy (Education Growth Outlook Sportsmanship) and personnel/academic advisor for the last three years. Coach Stan rejuvenated the basketball program at Simmons College of Kentucky where they played in Region 7 in the NJCAA Conference. The five years that Coach Stan was at Simmons, he had a record of 126-86 overall, placing numerous athletes into four-year colleges all over the country. Coach Hughes then was highly recommended to come to Iowa to start the very first prep school in the state, Quakerdale Prep. During his two seasons as head coach, he won two National Championships while placing 31 student-athletes in college programs. In 2012, he was recruited to Southern Tech, another prep school, where he won two more National Championships. In 2016, Coach Stan came back to Iowa to help form a minor professional basketball team, the Cedar Valley CourtKings. During the 2016-17 campaign, he and his team won the Midwest Basketball League (MBL) title, and helped six players get professional contracts overseas and in the NBA G-League. In the summer of 2017 Coach Stan was asked to join the staff at Kennedy High School, as an assistant coach and player developer where he served for two seasons from 2017-2019. He also was asked to serve as an assistant coach at Anamosa High School in 2020-21, helping with player development. Coach Stan has coached a number of young men on the AAU circuit with DC Assault, where he helped develop numerous players that are now playing in the NBA.
Coach Stan, is a native of Washington D.C., he attended Fairmont Heights High School, and after graduating he attended Sullivan University and Simmons University of Kentucky. Coach Stan loves working with youth and helping kids accomplish their college hoop dreams. He currently lives in Cedar Rapids with his wife Molly and stepson, Alijah. He has a daughter, Stanisha, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
Assistant Coach Michael Hadley
Michael Hadley is the founder of Hadley Skill and Development and Hadley Apparel. Both are companies based in the Quad Cities and single-handedly run by Mr. Hadley. Hadley Skill and Development trains youth and adult athletes in basketball, track and strength conditioning for their next level whether it be high school, collegiate, semi-professional, or professional sports. Mr. Hadley created Hadley Apparel so that athletes in the area could have comfortable, durable apparel that is sporty, yet classy for people of all ages.
Coach Hadley is a consultant for Pure Sweat, a locally owned company based in the Quad Cities that trains student athletes from the area. Coach Hadley is an experienced coach who has coached young children, intermediate age children, young adults and adults during his career. He was the head coach of the men’s team, assistant coach of the women’s team and then promoted head coach of the women’s team and athletic director at Little Priest Tribal College in Winnebago, NE, assistant coach of a championship team and head coach of a team at Laurinburg Prep School in Laurinburg, NC, coached in the American Basketball Association and was the General Manager for the Monarchs ABA team. Coach Hadley was also the head trainer at Optium 1 in North Carolina. His coaching career shows his versatility with working with men and women programs.