A Jay County native and pro-Athletics Coach, Williams was born January 27th, 1947. He is a retired American WABA and WNBA basketball coach, and most recently was head coach of the women’s basketball program at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Williams coached the WABA team, the Dallas Diamonds. In the 1980-81 season, the team went 27-9, and he was named Coach of the Year. Williams retired from pro and collegiate basketball coaching at the end of the 2014–15 season, with a 141–170 record at Rice and an overall head coaching record of 342–309.