Women's College Basketball

            === Williams leaves South Dakota for Colorado State ===
 Fort  Collins,  CO (Sports Network)  - Ryun Williams  has left South Dakota to
 become the head women's basketball coach at Colorado State.
 Williams  joins  the Rams after  spending four  seasons as South Dakota's head
 coach.  The Coyotes were 76-47 under Williams and made back-to-back postseason
 tournament appearances in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
 "It  has been  an extreme  honor to  be the  women's basketball  coach at  the
 University of South Dakota," Williams said. "I will be forever grateful to USD
 for  the  opportunity it gave  my family and I.  Success comes because you are
 surrounded  by great people and the people, players, coaches and leadership at
 USD  have been truly  amazing. And because of that my family and I are able to
 take  this  next step  professionally. The  experience of  coaching at my alma
 mater  will always  be  a tremendous  highlight  of my  life.  I cannot  thank
 everyone  enough  who  have  made  my  time  here  at  USD  a  very  memorable
 With  over 19 seasons  in coaching, including 17 as a head coach, Williams has
 compiled  an impressive  311-190 career  record,  with stops  at South  Dakota
 (2008-12), Wayne State College (1998-2008) and Sheridan College (1995-98).
 "Williams is a proven winner," CSU director of athletics Jack Graham said. "He
 is  dedicated,  hard-working, and a very  talented coach who brings a national
 reputation  of success with  him to Colorado State. I know he's excited to get
 started,  and I know  our fans will be excited to watch his teams in action. I
 am  confident  that under Coach  Williams leadership,  we will launch the Rams
 back to national prominence."
 South  Dakota named Ryan Larsen interim head coach after learning of Williams'
 departure.  Larsen  has been an  assistant coach  under Williams the past four
 05/21 20:21:00 ET

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