Joi Williams
CHAMP10N Wellbeing Coach
Certified CHAMP10N Sports Life Coach®

Joi Williams holds the position of Director of Quality Control at Clemson University. Williams has over 20 years of overall coaching experience, including 13 years of Division I head coaching experience, under her belt and spent time as an assistant coach for the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars (now the Las Vegas Aces) prior to joining the staff at Clemson.

Williams spent nine years as the head coach at UCF and finished as the program’s winningest head coach (114 wins). She guided the Knights to two conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances. 

Williams has also worked with USA Basketball. She served a four-year term with the USA Junior National Team Committee, helping select coaches and athletes for USA Basketball’s college-aged competitions. In the summer of 2010, Williams served as an assistant coach of the USA Basketball Women’s U-18 National Team and helped lead the squad to the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship for Women.

She reprised that role with USA Basketball in the summer of 2011 as an assistant coach with the national team at the U-19 World Championships in Chile. Williams and the US defeated Spain to once again take home the gold medal for the second straight summer.

Williams came to UCF after four seasons as the head coach at Murray State (2003-04 to 2006-07), where she helped the Racers to a WNIT berth and the program’s first 20-win season in 18 years.

Williams spent the 2002-03 season as the recruiting coordinator at Clemson. Prior to Clemson, Williams was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Florida for 12 seasons (1990-91 to 2001-02). During her tenure, the Gators participated in nine NCAA Tournaments. Williams helped attract five All-America selections to Florida, and nine standouts who were recruited by and played under Williams were selected in the WNBA Draft. 

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Williams played on the collegiate level at the University of South Florida from 1984-88. She was a four-year starting point guard and currently ranks among USF’s career assist leaders. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from USF in 1988.

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