July 2, 2001
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech has hired Jeffrey Williams as an assistant women’s basketball coach, head coach Agnus Berenato announced Monday.
Williams comes to Georgia Tech from the Atlanta Justice, where he was the head coach last year. He helped lead the National Women’s Basketball League team to the regular-season and league championships in 2001. Prior to moving to Atlanta, Williams served the past five years as the head 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.
“Jeffrey is a proven recruiter,” Berenato said. “He knows the northeastern United States very well. He is able to successfully work with post players, which will complement (assistant coach) MaChelle (Joseph), who works with guards. We were really fortunate to get him here. Jeffrey will be able to blend into the chemistry of the team. He has gone to the NCAA Tournament the last three years at Howard. He has great enthusiasm and love for the game.”
“I’m very excited about joining Coach Berenato and the Georgia Tech family,” Williams said. “We look forward to taking the team to the next level. Georgia Tech is truly a fine academic institution and I’m elated to be working here.”
A 1987 graduate of Howard with a degree in psychology and therapeutic recreation, Williams also was an assistant coach for the men’s teams at George Mason and South Carolina State.