Women's College Basketball

         === South Dakota names Amy Williams as women's hoops coach ===
 Vermillion, SD (Sports Network) - The University of South Dakota has named Amy
 Williams as its new women's basketball coach.
 Williams  had served the past five years as the head coach at Rogers State, an
 NAIA  school in Oklahoma. She led that program from its inception in 2007 to a
 record of 97-65 with consecutive NAIA Tournament appearances.
 A  native  of Spearfish, South Dakota,  Williams has also been an assistant on
 the Division I level at Texas-San Antonio, Oklahoma State and Tulsa.
 "When  we set out on the process of finding our next women's basketball coach,
 we  had  set criteria we  were looking for,"  said USD athletic director David
 Sayler.  "The solid Division I experience that Amy has, combined with her head
 coaching success, really set her apart."
 South  Dakota  needed a replacement for  Ryun Williams, who resigned in May to
 become  the head  coach at  Colorado  State. The  Coyotes were  76-47 in  four
 seasons under Williams and made back-to-back postseason tournament appearances
 in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
 "I  could not  be more  excited to  return to  South Dakota  and build  on the
 success this program has experienced," said Amy Williams.
 Williams  played four years  at Nebraska. She was an assistant at UTSA for the
 2000-01 season, then spent four years at Oklahoma State and two at Tulsa.
 06/04 13:18:11 ET

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