The University of Nebraska has hired a new women's basketball coach.
Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst named Amy Williams as the new coach Monday afternoon. Williams played for the Huskers from 1994-1998 and graduated with a degree in biology and mathematics. Williams has spent the last four years as head coach 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 Woment's NIT Championship.
In a statement released by the university, Williams said "What an honor to return home as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Nebraska. My family and I are thrilled to be joining this outstanding University and the Lincoln community. I am grateful to President Hank Bounds, Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Shawn Eichorst for their confidence in me and I am eager to continue to build on the rich tradition of my alma mater."
Eichhorst stated “We are extremely fortunate and thrilled to have identified an exceptional person, coach and Nebraska women’s basketball alumna, Amy Williams to be our Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Amy is a very skilled and experienced basketball coach who has a track record of success both on and off the court and is an ideal fit for Nebraska. Amy has built a women’s basketball program from scratch into a national contender, led teams to Conference Championships, a NCAA tournament appearance and won the 2016 WNIT Championship. She has a proven vision, plan and knows how to recruit regionally, nationally and internationally which will translate very well to Nebraska. “
Williams takes over for Connie Yori who resigned last week. Williams will be formally introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in Lincoln.