Carl was appointed the first team manager in May 2018 after leaving former club Stratford Town.
Adams left his post at Southern League Premier Division side Stratford Town after six years in charge there to replace the out-going Dave Stringer, whose second stint in the Butlin Road hot seat came to an end after the completion of the 2017/18 season.
The 45-year-old Adams comes to Valley with an impressive managerial track record, having guided Stratford to two promotions since joining them for the 2012/13 season.
In his first season at Knights Lane, he helped secure them the Midland Alliance title (the equivalent of Town’s current league), before then advancing through the Southern League South & West Division via the play-offs in 2015.
Adams has left Stratford after maintaining their Step Three non-league pyramid status for three seasons – recording 19th, 14th and 15th place finishes, and he also has a further title success on his managerial CV at Coleshill, where he won the Midland Combination championship in 2008.
As a player, he made three first team starts for Birmingham City, before also featuring for Northampton, Kettering, Stevenage and Weymouth – ahead of a spell in the USA.