Coach Tungate completes women's basketball staff for 2016-17 season
Andrea Williams joined the Oakland women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season.
Prior to joining the Golden Grizzlies, Williams spent one-year coaching at the University of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.
Before her stent at IPFW, Williams spent five seasons as head coach at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, winning more games in her first season than the Falcons’ previous two seasons combined. Her Air Force teams would go on to win the program’s first Mountain West Conference (WMC) in four years and second-overall in program history. They also went on to set NCAA Division I records in points scored, rebounds, field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage, assists, free throws made and free throws attempted.
Prior to her time at the Academy, Williams spent time at the University of South Florida where she served as an assistant coach from 2008-10 helping the Bulls to a pair of WNIT appearances, including a WNIT championship during the 2008-09 season.
Williams also was an assistant coach at Jacksonville University from 2004-2008, and an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the U.S. Naval Academy from 2002-2004.
While at the University of Tampa, Williams led the team to three consecutive winning seasons with a 55-31 overall record, and a berth into the NCAA Division II National Tournament in 1999-2000.
Williams also served as head coach at Waynesburg State University in Pennsylvania for two seasons (1997-99), while also serving as head coach of the cross country and softball squads.
She is currently a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Black Coaches Association (BCA), and in the summer of 2006 was one of just 11 female coaches accepted into the Achieving Coaching Excellence Program by the BCA. She was also a member of the first graduation class at the Women's Coaches Academy in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 2004.
A 1994 Edinboro (Pa.) graduate, she spent two seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, helping the program to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in 1996-97. As a student-athlete, she helped lead Edinboro to two NCAA Tournament appearances during her two seasons.