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Samantha Williams
Samantha Williams

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
4th Season at UofL

Alma Mater:
Auburn, '96


12/14/2013

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL v AUSTIN PEAY

Louisville Women's Basketball v Austin Peay

11/24/2013

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL v FLORIDA STATE

Louisville Women's Basketball v Florida State

04/09/2013

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PRACTICE 1

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PRACTICE 1

04/06/2013

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | NCAA FINAL 4 PRACTICE 2

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | NCAA FINAL 4 PRACTICE 2

02/20/2012

LOUISVILLE BASKETBALL v NOTRE DAME

Louisville Women's Basketball v Notre Dame

COACHING RESPONSIBILITY: Assistant Coach
YEAR AT LOUISVILLE: BIRTHDAY: September 24
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree (Auburn, '96)
HOMETOWN: Luverne, Ala.

ATHLETIC CAREER

  • Played post-collegiate basketball for one season in the American Basketball League for the San Jose Lasers (1996-97)
  • Four-year starter on Auburn's women's basketball team, earning co-captain honors in final two seasons
  • Led the Tigers to three NCAA Tournament appearances, reaching the Sweet 16 twice and the Elite Eight once
  • Set the program record for career 3-point field goals (161), which stood intact for four years; finished career with 1,106 points, 495 rebounds, and 323 assists
  • During time at Auburn, played for the U.S. Junior National Team that took the bronze medal at the R. William Jones Cup in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Was a first-team Parade and Street and Smith All-American, in addition to a USA Today Super 25 honoree, while at DuPont Manual High

COLLEGIATE COACHING CAREER
2011-Present: Louisville (assistant head coach)
2007-11: Duke (assistant coach)
2004-07: DePaul (assistant coach)
2003-04: Auburn (assistant coach)
2002-03: Columbus State (assistant coach)
2001-02: Saint Louis (assistant coach)

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

LOUISVILLE

  • Helped guide Louisville to three consecutive NCAA appearances, including its second national championship contest in school history in 2013
  • Assisting backcourt in multiple facets, including Louisville's consecutive years with a top-25 ranking in shooting percentage and steals per game
  • Continuing to help Louisville identify the nation's top recruits, working with the staff to sign a pair of McDonald's All-Americans in 2014

DUKE

  • Was instrumental in Duke compiling three top-five recruiting classes at Duke; helped the program ink the top-rated class in third season after a pair of fifth-ranked groups
  • Aided Duke to a 114-26 overall record in four seasons, which included two ACC Tournament titles and two NCAA Elite Eight appearances
  • Worked primarily with perimeter players, developing a pair of All-Americans who were picked in the first two rounds of the WNBA Draft

DePAUL

  • Helped the Blue Demons through the most successful period in school history, including three-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and the school's first NCAA Sweet 16 in 2006
  • During tenure, program achieved a 72-25 record (.742 winning percentage)

AUBURN

  • The Tigers posted a 22-9 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Coached a pair of all-SEC (coaches and AP) selections in lone season

COLUMBUS STATE

  • Served as recruiting coordinator and top assistant, helping the program to a 28-4 record that featured the Peach Belt Conference regular-season title and an NCAA Tournament appearance
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