|| Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams is in his seventh year on the Pitt women's basketball staff and enters his fourth season as its Associate Head Coach under Head Coach Agnus Berenato. With nearly two decades of basketball coaching experience, Williams works with the post players and assists in recruiting, preseason and postseason conditioning, scouting and community involvement.
"It is a tremendous honor to work for one of the best head coaches in the country," said Williams on Berenato. "Agnus is an outstanding motivator and teacher. We all look forward to the challange of trying to compete for a Big East and National Championship this year."
Williams' work with the Panthers has been on display with the development of Marcedes Walker as she immediately became one of the top scorers and rebounders in the Big East Conference as a freshman. In 2006, Walker continued to be a dominant force in the paint earning All-Big East honors and in 2007, was not only named First Team All-Big East, but also a Division I Kodak/WBCA All-America. Williams was also instrumental in bringing in Pitt's most highly touted recruiting class over the past few years including Selena Nwude, ranked as the No. 4 center and No. 40 prospect overall.
Before coming to Pitt, Williams spent two years on Berenato's Georgia Tech coaching staff. In 2002-03, Williams helped the Yellow Jackets to a 20-11 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Additionally, for the second straight year, he helped bring in a nationally ranked recruiting class, including two Street & Smith's All-America honorees. The prior year, the Yellow Jackets' class was ranked among the top 15 in the nation by a number of recruiting services and media outlets, including a No. 11 ranking by the All-Star Girls Report.
Williams has coached both men's and women's college basketball as well as professional basketball. Prior to Georgia Tech, he was the head coach for the Atlanta Justice where he helped lead the National Women's Basketball League squad to both the regular-season and playoff championships in 2001.
Before joining the Justice, Williams served the previous five years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Howard University in Washington, D.C. At Howard, Williams helped lead the team to four league titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances. His recruiting class during the 1997-98 season was ranked the nation's 12th best.
A 1987 graduate of Howard with a degree in therapeutic recreation, Williams also was an assistant coach for the men's teams at George Mason and South Carolina State.
Williams is married to the former Tamecia McCoy and has one daughter, Montana (17/18) and a son McCoy Zachary (2).
BACKGROUND ON WILLIAMS
FULL NAME: Jeffrey Bernard Williams
BIRTHDATE: November 2, 1964
WIFE: Williams married the former Tamecia McCoy in August, 2004
CHILDREN: Daughter, Montana Williams; Son, McCoy Zachary
EDUCATION: B.A. -- Liberal Arts, Howard (1987)
COLLEGE COACHING EXPERIENCE: Pittsburgh (2003-Present), Assistant Coach
Georgia Tech (2001-03), Assistant Coach
Howard (1995-2000), Assistant Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator
George Mason (1990-93), Assistant Men's Coach
South Carolina State (1988-89), Assistant Men's Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
PROFESSIONAL COACHING EXPERIENCE: Atlanta Justice -- National Women's Basketball League (2001), Head Coach
Top 15 Recruiting Class -- Georgia Tech (2003)
Top 10 Recruiting Class -- Georgia Tech (2002)
No. 12 Recruiting Class -- Howard (1998)
2001 NWBL Champions -- Atlanta Justice
Seven NCAA Tournament appearances