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Weber State announced Tuesday the addition of assistant coach Kamiko Williams to the women’s basketball coaching staff.
Williams is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, where she played for the late and legendary Pat Summitt, and has seven years of college coaching experience.
“I am very pleased to add Coach Miko to our coaching staff,” WSU head coach Velaida Harris said in a press release. “She will be great for the Weber State community and great for our players. She’s an energetic coach who brings competent teaching and knowledge to go along with her championship pedigree…Kamiko is a huge piece of the puzzle we need for the future.
Williams replaces four-year assistant Amy Donovan, who left the staff for another opportunity. She will help Harris primarily with combo guards, wings, and defense.
Williams most recently served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Nicholls State last season.
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As a 5-foot-11 player, Williams helped Tennessee to the NCAA Tournament in each of her four years as a volunteer, including three trips to the Elite Eight. She averaged 11.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.8 assists in four NCAA Tournament games her senior year. She was known as a tenacious defender and an important leader that season as Tennessee played for the first time in 38 years without Summitt as head coach after retiring in 2012.
In 2013, Williams was drafted by the New York Liberty and averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in her WNBA rookie season before a knee injury before her sophomore year finally pushed her out of the game. league.
Williams worked from 2015-2018 on the Division II New Haven staff in a variety of roles before being hired as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Monmouth, where she coached from 2018-21. She holds a a bachelor’s degree in sociology/criminal justice, which she earned in three years at Tennessee, and is pursuing a master’s degree in human services, according to WSU’s press release.
Harris is entering his fifth year as WSU head coach after signing a new contract last month. The Wildcats went 11-20 last season, including the team’s first Big Sky Tournament victory since 2017.