Amy Williams said it was going to take something extremely special to get her to leave her coaching job at the University of South Dakota. Nebraska fit that description.
The former Husker player was formally introduced as Nebraska’s new women’s basketball coach after a successful four-year stint with the Coyotes that included a WNIT Championship this past season.
Williams also spent five years as the head coach at Rogers State University and said the opportunity to return to her alma mater is a dream come true.
“The pride I felt as a student-athlete has never left”, said Williams. “I’ve watched this program with pride and very vested interest my entire coaching career. (I’ve) just been excited through the championships and excited through all the highs that the program has experienced.”
Williams played at Nebraska from 1994 to 1998 and says one of her first chores is to get to know the players better.
“I feel like the young women in this program deserve for us to be successful and win. I feel pressure for them to be able to win and experience that championship culture.”
Williams signed a five year contract with an annual salary of $575,000.
AUDIO: Huskers Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst introduces Amy Williams as new women’s basketball coach [7:25]