Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball head coach Samantha Williams has resigned, announced by director of athletics Matt Roan on Friday, April 16 in a press release.
“I’d like to thank Coach Williams for her dedicated service to EKU as head coach the past two seasons and I wish her much success at her next stop,” Roan said in a press release. “She is an outstanding coach who will make that program better. I am excited to get to work right away and find a dynamic leader who will build upon the solid foundation which has been established, recruit and develop student-athletes at a high level on and off the court, and put our program into championship contention.”
Williams finished her tenure with a 20-33 overall record. She led one of the biggest Division I basketball turnarounds in her first season with the Colonels. Also, having the biggest win improvement by any first-year head coach.
Sources say that Williams will be taking an assistant coach position at the University of Tennessee.
EKU will begin a national search for a new head coach immediately.
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