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Alfred Williams
Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
Xavier University of Louisiana

  Office: (504) 520-6778     Fax: (504) 520-7934     Email: awilli39@xula.edu
Mail and Shipping: 1 Drexel Drive, Campus Box 92, New Orleans LA 70125
Office Location: Room 105 of the Convocation Center, 7910 Stroelitz St.
Best Time to Contact Williams: Weekday mornings

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  Xavier University men's basketball assistant coach Alfred Williams

Alfred Williams

Alfred Williams has helped Xavier average 23 victories and win two conference titles during his first four seasons as assistant coach.

Alfred Williams

Three times Alfred Williams helped Xavier qualify for the NAIA Division I National Championship as a player.
          As a player and as an assistant coach, Alfred Williams has been a key component of Xavier University of Louisiana's recent men's basketball success.
     During his seven XU seasons, Williams has been part of six teams — three as a player, three as a coach — which reached 20 victories and qualified for the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I National Championship. And the past two seasons, the Gold Rush earned a share of Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championships.
     The 2013-14 season is the fifth for Williams as a Gold Rush assistant. Xavier is 92-36 during his coaching tenure after going 70-30 during his three XU playing seasons. Xavier's 74 victories from 2010-11 through 2012-13 make it the winningest three years for the Gold Rush since 75 victories from 1937-38 through 1939-40.
     "Alfred Williams is everything I envisioned he would be in this position," 11th-year head coach Dannton Jackson said. "He is intelligent, analytical, dependable and well-prepared. He has a great relationship with our student-athletes."
     Williams, 29, joined the coaching staff in August 2009. He played basketball for Xavier from 2004-08. As a 6-foot-4 forward he averaged 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 97 career games and helped Xavier earn a share of the 2006-07 GCAC regular-season championship and qualify for the NAIA national tourney in 2005, 2007 and 2008. He was All-GCAC his senior year when he averaged 11.4 points and a team-leading seven rebounds per game.
     Williams is one of three Gold Rush players with 800 points, 500 rebounds and 150 assists in a career. Williams shot 41.1 percent from 3-point range in his career to rank second in Xavier history. His blocked shot and ensuing tiebreaking basket with seven seconds remaining lifted Xavier to an 82-79 victory over third-seeded Georgetown (Ky.) in the opening round of the 2007 NAIA nationals at Kansas City, Mo. — the first opening-round victory for the Rush since 1973.
     After receiving his bachelor of science degree from Xavier in 2008 and before returning to the university, Williams worked in his native Greenville, S.C., with his brother Eric for Fundamentals 4 Success, a non-profit community agency which offers educational, personal and athletic assistance to basketball student-athletes.
     "I'm excited to be back at Xavier," Williams said at the time of his hiring. "To have an opportunity to jump into college coaching at my age is beyond words."
     Williams is a 2003 graduate of Greenville's Southside High School, where he was an all-conference basketball player and helped his team reach the Class AAA state playoffs. He started his collegiate career at North Carolina Wesleyan, an NCAA Division III member, before transferring to Xavier in the summer of 2004.
     Another brother, Shammond Williams, is the University of North Carolina's career leader in 3-point field goals made and free-throw percentage. Shammond played 13 years professionally — seven in the NBA — and is coaching college basketball in New Orleans, too. This is Shammond's first season as an assistant at Tulane.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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Xavier University of Louisiana
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Campus Box 92
New Orleans, LA 70125
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