A former North Melbourne player, Leigh Adams played 104 games at the club after being drafted in 2007, and retired in 2015 as a one club man.

After his playing career was unfortunately cut short by concussion and injury issues, Adams started his coaching career with South Croydon in the Eastern Football League, and was named the competition’s Coach of the Year following their 2017 Grand Final Win.

Following a short but successful stint coaching Coburg in the VFL Adams returned to North for the 2020 season, and will continue to hold the dual role of development and VFL coach in 2022.

After a difficult, injury-hit start to the VFL season, North Melbourne rallied late in the season to win four of the final five games of the year under Adams' stewardship.