Kamiko Williams named WSU women’s basketball assistant coach

Weber State women’s basketball head coach Velaida Harris has announced the hiring of Kamiko Williams as a new assistant coach with the Wildcats. 

Williams was a former standout player under legendary coach Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee and played in the WNBA. She comes to Weber State with several years of college coaching experience. 

“I’m very excited to add coach Miko to our coaching staff,” Harris said. “She will be great for the Weber State community and tremendous for our players. She’s a high-energy coach who brings skilled teaching and knowledge to go along with her championship pedigree. She will work primarily with our combo guards and wings while assisting me on the defensive side of the ball this season. Kamiko is a huge piece of the puzzle we need heading into the future.”

Williams spent last season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She coached All-Southland Conference player Chyna Allen at Nicholls. 

Prior to that, she spent three seasons (2018-21)  in the same role at Monmouth University. During the 2019-20 season, she helped lead Monmouth to its seventh consecutive MAAC Tournament Quarterfinals appearance. The Hawks ended the season 35th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 57.5 points per game. 

Under Williams’ guidance senior Sierra Green led the team in scoring at 11.1 points per game and knocked down 71 3-pointers to move into third-all-time with 169. Senior Rosa Graham ended the season 10th in program history with 271 assists. During the 2018–19 season, Williams helped lead the Hawks to their highest-ever MAAC finish and advanced to the semifinals of the tournament for the second time in six seasons. During her time at Monmouth, she coached several players that earned All-MAAC honors. 

She spent three years (2015-18) at the University of New Haven where she assisted in recruiting, academics, strength and conditioning, community outreach, basketball camps and fundraising. The Chargers advanced to the Northeast-10 Conference semifinals during the 2015-16 season. 

As a player at Tennessee from 2010-13, Williams honed her skills and competitive mentality under the guidance of legendary coach Pat Summitt, helping the Lady Vols to three NCAA Elite Eight appearances and one Sweet Sixteen appearance. During her time in Knoxville, the team had a combined record of 120-23. Williams played in 128 games for the storied program, winning two Regular Season SEC Championships and three SEC Tournament Championships.
Williams was then drafted 15th overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty and coach Bill Laimbeer. Her draft class was loaded and included the likes of current WNBA players Elena Della Donne, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brittney Griner, and Alex Bentley. In one season with the Liberty, she averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. Williams missed the following season due to a knee injury.
Williams graduated from UT in three years with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Services. She attended high school in Germany and Clarksville, Tennessee; the proud daughter of Vincent and Angelita Williams and big sister to her brother Keynante’.