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Dave WilliamsWomen's Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coach
College: Fairmont State ('68)
Start Date: August 1983
Considered one of the top strength coaches in the country, Dave Williams is in his 31st year as a member of the strength and conditioning coaching staff for the Flames' 20-sport athletics program and his ninth year working with the Liberty women's basketball team. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S.).
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 about 150 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.
"I'm thankful to have such a concerned and qualified strength and conditioning coach," noted head women's basketball coach Carey Green. "He is simply the best, and his credentials of being a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach prove it. He really cares about our players and puts his heart into working with them."
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.