Roy Williams
Roy Williams

Assistant Coach

Second Year

Roy Williams, a former TCU All-American, starts his second season at Texas Tech coaching the sprints and relays.

During Williams first year at Tech, he helped Terra Evans become the only freshman in Division I to qualify for the 100M. He also guided both 4x100M relays to all-conference honors at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. He has been an asset on the recruiting trail as well bringing in sprinter Candace Jackson from Dallas Skyline.

Williams spent the last three years at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) as the associate head coach of sprints, relays, jumps and hurdles. Williams also served as the Director of Travel and Operations and Recruiting Coordinator for track and field.

Prior to his three years at UTA, Williams spent six years at All Saints Episcopal High School in Ft. Worth, Texas. He served as head varsity and middle school track coach, head varsity and middle school cross country coach, middle school football coach, assistant varsity basketball coach and a math teacher. While at All Saints, Williams was the founder and head coach of the Flyin' Frog Track Club. From 2002-07, Williams worked with the work out development of athletes as camp director at the TrackStar Strength and Conditioning Camp.

During his stint at UTA, Williams coached some very prominent athletes to successful collegiate careers. Jared Connaughton had career best marks in the 100m and 200m with times of 10.18 and 20.32 respectively. Connaughton was a two-time 200m Southland Conference Champion and won the 100m Southland Conference Championship. Under the guide of Williams he was a two-time NCAA Division 1 national qualifier and a silver medalist at the Pan-Am Games. Connaughton was a 2008 Olympic qualifier in the 200m and 4x100m relay.

Takeshi Fujiwara was another outstanding athlete under Williams at UTA. He had a best time of 45.89 in the 400m and a 2008 Indoor World Championships' qualifier. Jon McDonald was able to find success with Williams as a NCAA Division I All-American. He set a career-best time of 13.52 in the 110m hurdles and was the 110m hurdles Southland Conference Champion. Williams also coached the 4x100m relay team to a No. 7 ranking in the nation with a best time of 39.52. The relay won the 2007 Southland Conference Championship and was 2007 NCAA Championship qualifiers.

Williams was able to create successful opportunities with his guidance and coaching at All Saints for many athletes. James Williams was the Texas UIL State shot put Champion and earned a track scholarship to Stephen F. Austin University. Angel Williams, Roy's sister, was a seven-time Texas UIL State Champion and Texas State record holder in the 400m and 110m hurdles. She earned a track scholarship to the University of Texas under brother Williams. He led four other track athletes to track scholarships to Arizona State, Texas A&M, University of Texas and Tulsa.

Some of Williams' individual accomplishments include being a two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, four-time All-American, and two-time national champion. While at TCU he was a four-time conference champion and 13-time all-conference runner.

Williams is married to his wife Renda. He has two daughters, Amilya and Ryleigh and one son, Taylon.


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