EKU Samantha Williams resigns as women’s basketball head coach
Samantha Williams will not be returning as the Eastern Kentucky University women's basketball head coach and has accepted a position at another university, director of athletics Matt Roan confirmed on Friday, April 16.

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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