Williams named WBB Graduate Assistant at Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati women’s basketball head coach Katrina Merriweather announced the addition of graduate assistant Lanyce Williams.
“Lanyce has proven to have special coaching qualities at a very young age,” Merriweather said. “She comes from a basketball family, is a great teacher and is wise beyond her years. Her experience with our staff will enable her to be a valuable voice with our team.”
Williams will assist the staff with a number of internal operations and coaching responsibilities while completing her graduate degree in educational leadership.
The Arlington, Tenn. native assumed a volunteer student assistant coach role under Merriweather at Memphis in 2022-23, in which three Tigers collected all-conference accoloades while the team finished 22-11, its first 20-win season since 2011-12, and advanced to the WNIT Sweet 16. A former three-star prospect by ESPN, Williams played for Memphis from 2019-22 before her career was halted by persistent injuries and a heart condition.
She also has experience in a similar coaching capacity with AAU basketball over the last two summers.
Williams graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in education from Memphis in May 2023. She earned a spot of the dean’s list each semester and served as the president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in 2022-23.


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