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Dave Williams

Strength & Conditioning Coach

College: Fairmont State ('68)
Start Date: August 1983
Email: dwilliams@liberty.edu

Considered one of the top strength coaches in the country, Dave Williams is in his 30th year as a member of the strength and conditioning coaching staff for the Flames' 20-sport athletics program and his sixth year working with the Liberty volleyball team. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S.).

During Williams' five seasons with the Lady Flames, the Liberty volleyball team has won five straight Big South regular season championships and has posted five 20-win seasons. The Lady Flames have appeared in the conference final in each of Williams' seasons with the program, including tournament titles in 2008, 2011 and 2012.

In 2008, Williams was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa). He is now one of 100 Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the world.

During the 1992-93 school year, Williams was one of five finalists nominated for strength coach of the year. This included strength coaches from the professional sports ranks, along with colleagues at the collegiate level.

Prior to accepting his current position at Liberty, Williams served three years as the head strength coach at Texas A&M. He also spent a year as an assistant strength coach at Alabama.

Before entering the strength and conditioning profession, Williams spent six years as a teacher and coach. He coached two years at Liberty High School in Bedford, Va., and spent four seasons at Timberlake Christian School in Lynchburg, Va.

Williams earned Associated Press Little All-America honors while playing collegiately at Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W.Va. He played both offensive and defensive line and was a two-year co-captain at Fairmont State, who was NAIA National Champions in 1967. In 2003, the school honored Williams by inducting him into the Fairmont State College Athletic Department Hall of Fame.

Williams also was an All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection. He played high school football at South Charleston High School in South Charleston, W.Va., where he lettered all four years.

Williams graduated from Fairmont State in 1968 with a degree in biology and physical education. He also holds a master's degree from Alabama in physical education.

He and his wife, Lee, have two daughters, Shelley and Mandy. They also have two grandchildren.