Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Jim Williams, Assistant Coach
Jim Williams returns for his third season with Waubonsee’s coaching staff after helping guide the Chiefs to unprecedented heights the last two seasons. With Williams’ assistance Waubonsee has captured the Region IV title two years in a row, going on to finish 11th nationally at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament both years. The Chiefs also completed an undefeated Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) title last year on their way to setting the program’s single-season mark for wins with 27. Williams brings a well-rounded resume to Waubonsee’s bench, having coached basketball, baseball and football at the prep and youth levels ever since he was just 22 years old. The last six seasons Williams has also coached basketball and baseball at his alma mater, Marmion Academy in Aurora.
Williams is a 1987 graduate of Marmion where he was a standout three-sport athlete. He earned All-Conference honors in football, basketball and baseball, while also being named the Cadets’ Most Valuable Player on the court and the diamond. His senior year he was named the Aurora Beacon-News “Player of the Year” averaging 19.0 points per game and 87 percent from the free throw line. Williams went to Rosary College in River Forest, now called Dominican University, on a full basketball scholarship, where he led the NAIA Mideast District in free throw percentage two years in row. He later transferred to Aurora University and finished ninth in the nation among NCAA Division III players in free throw percentage.
Coach Williams was inducted into Marmion’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. In his spare time he teaches basketball skills, ball-handling and shooting technique through J & J Shooting, a company he co-owns. Williams resides in Naperville and has two grown children, daughter Jessica, who is an elementary school teacher in Plainfield, and son Tyler who recently completed his senior year at Robert Morris University.
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