Matt Adams resides in Lubbock, Texas, and is the owner and operator of a large farming conglomerate in Brownfield, Texas. The 18,000 acres of land includes cotton, wheat, peanuts, and corn.
Adams began his farming career with his father in the 1970s, currently serves as board president of Tejas Peanut Company, and has ownership in a cotton gin and insurance company. He was a former lead investor of the CHL’s Lubbock Cotton Kings. His twin brother, Mark, is also a member of the Mavericks' ownership.
The devoted family man attended Texas Tech University and played football for the Red Raiders for one season. In the late 70s, Matt was the Texas Golden Gloves heavyweight runner-up.
Matt and his wife, Monica, reside with their family in Texas, and are very active in their kids’ school and extracurricular activities.
Mark Adams has been active in the sporting world his entire professional life, including an eight-year stint as general manager and part-owner of the CHL’s Lubbock Cotton Kings. The franchise received numerous accolades during Adams's tenure, including being named CHL Franchise of the Year, Marketing Franchise of the Year, and Ticketing Franchise of the Year.
Adams has spent 22 years as a head basketball coach on the collegiate level, most recently as the head coach of Howard College, where they have been a perennial junior college power. He has been named Coach of the Year seven times. Ten of Adams’s teams have captured conference and/or regional titles, including reaching the 1985 NAIA National Finals in Kansas City. Other coaching stints include Texas Pan American (1992-97), West Texas State (1987-1992), Wayland Baptist (1985-87), and Clarendon College (1982-83).
Adams and his wife Jennifer have two children, Abbie and Luke. The family resides in Lubbock, Texas.
Michael H. Carper resides in Lubbock, Texas, with his two children: son, Hudson and daughter, Campbell.
Carper graduated from William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976. He has resided in Lubbock since 1977, and attended Texas Tech School of Law, graduating in 1980. Since that time he has been the principal of the Law Office of Michael H. Carper P.C., which focuses on business development and litigation.
Active in community affairs, Carper has been a member and multiple past president of the Downtown Chapter of AMBUCS, the Southwest Rotary Club, and the Sales Executive Association. In additional to representation of many prominent businesses in West Texas, the firm represents numerous charitable and governmental organizations.
Carper served as the General Counsel and as an owner for the Lubbock Cotton Kings of the CHL, and currently is the General Counsel for the Texas Tech Hockey Club. Carper joins Matt and Mark Adams in the Mavericks' ownership group.