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Williams added to cross country / track & field coaching staff

Williams added to cross country / track & field coaching staff

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Robert T. Williams has been named the new assistant coach for the Tusculum University cross country and track & field programs announced TU head coach Cory Pratt.

Williams will assist with all aspects of the programs including recruiting, coaching, strength and conditioning, academic advisement, and practice organization.

Williams, a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, brings an extensive wealth of experience at the high school and club levels where he has coached 71 state champions and 29 national champions.

He previous served as track & field coach at Millbrook High School in where he led the boys program to the 2020 North Carolina 4A Indoor State Championship, while the girls' team posted a top-10 finish, its best showing in 10 years.

He was the assistant head coach at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School from 2013-2017 where he helped the Bulldogs to two Girls 4A Indoor State titles (2015, 2017) and a pair of Girls 4A Outdoor State championships (2013, 2015).  The 2016 Southeast Raleigh Girls finished as 4A Indoor and Outdoor State finalists and the 2017 Boys squad finished runner-up at the 4A Indoor State Championship.

"I am very excited to have Coach Williams join us here at Tusculum," said Pratt. "He has been successful at developing well-rounded, student-athletes at every stop in his career. He brings high expectations and a winning attitude."

Williams also served on the coaching staff at Fuquay Varina High School from 2006-2011 where he mentored several individual state champions.

Since 2006, he has served as the associate head coach with the Carolina All-Stars Outdoor Track & Field Team. During his tenure with the program, the Carolina All-Stars have captured four Gold, 4 Silver and 6 Bronze national medals. In the Regional Medal Count, the All-Stars have capture 23 Gold, 24 Silver and 22 Bronze. The State Medal Count is 35 Gold, 62 Silver and 42 Bronze.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Tusculum family," Williams said. "This is a great fit! I look forward to working with Coach Pratt in helping our program in competing for championships."

The former standout sprinter competed collegiately at Texas A&M University and finished his career at Prairie View A&M University where he specialized in the 100 meter and 200 meter events.

Williams also has over 20 years of experience as a globally-renowned photojournalist and has worked with several Fortune 500 companies including Kodak.

He graduated from Prairie View A&M in 1987 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in mathematics with a minor in Spanish.

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