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Waubonsee Community College has named Jim Williams as its new Head Women’s Basketball Coach.  Williams assumes the role after spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach.

Jim Williams Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Waubonsee Community College has named Jim Williams as its new Head Women’s Basketball Coach.  Williams assumes the role after spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach.

Williams looks forward to his new role in the Chiefs program.  “I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to be able to lead this fine group of student-athletes and be part of Waubonsee’s rich athletic history,” said Williams.  

With Williams’ assistance Waubonsee captured the Region IV Championship in 2014-2015 and 2015-2106, 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 in 2015-2016 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. Williams coached basketball and baseball at his alma mater, Marmion Academy in Aurora prior to joining the Chiefs’ staff. 

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. He was inducted into Marmion’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.

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.   

“We extremely happy that Coach Williams will be leading our women’s basketball program,” said Waubonsee Community College Athletics Manager Kevin Vest.  “During the search process Jim clearly emerged as somebody who is completely dedicated to serving our student-athletes and helping them succeed on and off the court.”