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Williams Named Director of Men’s Basketball Operations

by | Aug 17, 2022

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DAVIDSON, N.C. – Matt Williams ’16 has been named Director of Men’s Basketball Operations at Davidson College as recently announced by first-year head coach Matt McKillop.

“Our players and staff are thrilled to welcome Matt back to Davidson,” Coach McKillop said. “His understanding of our program’s culture as well as the Davidson College environment will immediately allow him to help our team improve in many ways.”

Williams returns to his alma mater after serving as an assistant coach at Washington & Lee for the past four seasons. While on the staff in Lexington, Va., the Generals tallied a 55-26 overall record (.679) and a 37-16 mark (.698) in ODAC play. 

“I’m excited to be returning to Davidson,” said Williams. “It is truly an honor that Matt McKillop has entrusted me to be a part of his inaugural coaching staff as he is someone who has mentored and guided me throughout my playing and coaching career. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working alongside such an outstanding coaching staff and dynamic group of student-athletes.”

Prior to joining the W&L staff, Williams served in the same capacity at another ODAC foe, Hampden-Sydney (2017-18), for one season and another year at Millsaps College (2016-17).

In addition to his assistant coaching stops, Williams has been an integral part of Bob McKillop’s Basketball Camps the last few years.

“Having worked and helped run our camp in recent summers, he has already built strong relationships with members of our team – our players have already seen how strongly he exemplifies Trust, Commitment, and Care in all that he does. Matt’s basketball story is one of toughness and resilience, and his ability to not only relate to our players but also inspire them will be invaluable,” commented McKillop.

Williams, a native of Cary, N.C., graduated from Davidson in 2016 with Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

As a junior, Williams joined the Wildcats as a walk-on where he would help them to a two-year record of 44-21, their first Atlantic 10 regular season title and a pair of postseason (2015 – NCAA / 2016 – NIT) appearances.

Davidson, the 2021-22 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champs, finished this past season 27-7 overall and 15-3 in league play, while earning the program’s 15th NCAA Tournament trip.

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