The University of Nebraska formally introduced new women's basketball coach Amy Williams Tuesday morning.
Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst said this is a great day to be a Husker as we welcome back one of our own. Today we add another outstanding coach and teacher who shares the same core values that drive our program. Williams says it is an incredibly exciting day for me and my family, and that she's eager to build on the rich tradition which is Husker basketball. We are going to compete for championships and do it the right way.
Williams says she was contacted about the job last week, and met with Eichorst last Thursday. Williams says since then, everything has been clicking and moving in the right direction. Williams says she was very comfortable at South Dakota, and it was going to take something very special to turn her attention away. Williams says it was certainly a perfect fit to return home. She added that there is some pressure with taking the Nebraska job, but it's not a bad thing. Williams says the young women in the program deserve to be successful and win. This program belongs to the people of Nebraska and we feel pressure to win for them.
Williams played for the Huskers from 1994-1998 and graduated with a degree in biology and mathematics. She has spent the last four years as the University of South Dakota's women's basketball coach, where she led the team to two regular season Summit League championships, one Summit League tournament championship, and the 2016 Women's NIT Championship.