TCU Volleyball: Jason Williams announced as new head coach
Coach Jason williams comes to TCU after being an associate head coach at Baylor. His seven years at Waco saw him rise through the ranks from volunteer assistant in 2015 to full-time assistant in 2016, then associate head coach in 2020.
Coach Williams needs to switch from “Sic’em Bears” to “Riff Ram” or “Give ’em Hell TCU”. Williams was instrumental in having Baylor recorded six straight 20-game seasons and NCAA tournament appearances, including this year’s 22-6 mark with a 14-2 record in the Big 12. Conference. The Bears moved up to sixth in the national standings and made their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 tournament. Baylor has finished first or second in the Big 12 in the past five seasons. In 2019, the Bears ranked No.1 nationally, won the program’s first Big 12 Championship with a conference record of 15-1, were ranked No.1 overall in the NCAA tournament and have reached the Final Four.
Coach Williams was a four sports athlete (soccer, basketball, baseball, and track) at Plano East Senior High School in Plano, TX. He then played football for two years at Austin College. Williams then embarked on a successful beach volleyball career. Primarily playing setter, he was part of several men’s teams that competed in the USAV Open Championships. So he is a perfect fit for TCU as he is another native of DFW and knows the gamer market quite well.
“Jason is a perfect fit for TCU and Fort Worth,” Donati said. “We saw firsthand the impact he had on the success of Baylor as well as the recruiting of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the State of Texas. We were very impressed with Jason’s focus on the student-athlete experience, particularly in their development on and off the court. In the volleyball community, he is well known and respected across the country. We are very happy to have Jason as our Horned Frog and to lead our volleyball program into a new era.
Prior to coming to Baylor, Coach Williams was a very successful coach at the junior club level in Texas. In the 10 years leading up to his time at Waco, Coach Williams led his club teams to the annual top 20 nationwide ranking with eight of those teams in the top 10. In 2014, the 16-year-old team from Coach Williams won the AAU and JVA national championships. Global challenge. He led three teams to the U.S. National Junior Championships final in the open division and five top-five finishes.
Coach Williams had a few words on TCU’s future. “I would like to thank Jeremiah, Mike Sinquefield (TCU Assistant Sports Director) and Gretchen Bouton (TCU Senior Associate Sports Director) for the opportunity to take this program to new heights,” said Williams. “From the moment I walked onto campus and met all the amazing people, I knew this was right for me and I was really at peace about it. I am from the Metroplex and glad to be back home. I am delighted to help student-athletes reach a place they cannot reach on their own. We’re going to do some great things here, and I’m grateful that I can only be a small part of the future of TCU volleyball.
Coach Williams’ wife, former Cory Sivertson, was also a passer and became the first volleyball player to be inducted into the Baylor Hall of Fame. She ended her career holding 18 academic records, many of which are still in effect. Williams attributes his success on the volleyball court to Cory’s success, knowledge and influence.
The Williams have two children, Callie and Barrett. Callie was a member of the Baylor volleyball team.
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