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Williams replaces John Cooper, who left to take the job at Miami-Ohio.
A native of Tifton, Ga., Williams served as an assistant at TSU the last three
Cooper was the head coach at Tennessee State University for the past three
seasons. This past year he led the Tigers to a 20-13 record, the school's
first winning season since 1995-96, and an 11-5 mark in Ohio Valley Conference
play. Cooper almost led his team to the NCAA Tournament, but they lost to
Murray State in the OVC Tournament title game.
"I am truly humbled and grateful for this opportunity to serve as the 16th
head coach at TSU," said Williams. "It's with great honor and pride to serve
Tennessee State University and the Nashville community. I will strive to
represent TSU in a first class manner at all times by working hard and
expecting my student-athletes to do the same. Our goal is to ensure our
student-athletes graduate, while maintaining their competitive intensity and
desire to win the OVC Championship."