Lloyd Williams, former assistant at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has been named assistant men’s basketball coach at Rogers State University.

RSU head coach at athletic director Wren Baker made the announcement Friday.

Williams, a standout player for UTSA from 1996 through 2000, worked for three seasons as an assistant coach at the Division I program. Most recently, Williams has served as the freshman boys’ basketball coach at Jenks High School.

“Lloyd will be a tremendous asset to the basketball program with his experience as a player and assistant coach at the Division I level,” Baker said. “In addition, his personality and ability to communicate with potential student-athletes and the campus community are tremendous assets for the university.”

During his four years as a starter for the Roadrunners, Williams was the school’s all-time leader in assists and steals and was the 16th highest scorer in team history. He was named to the All-Southland Conference team as a senior and was named UTSA’s most valuable player.

“One of the additional benefits to having Lloyd on our staff is that he was such a strong player during his college career,” Baker said. “He still has the ability to get on the court and play against our student-athletes and this adds an extra dimension to our ability to assess and coach our players.”

Williams also has experience as head tennis coach, head coach for girls’ junior varsity basketball, and assistant girls’ varsity basketball for Stillwater High School during the 2003-04 season.

He is married to Amy Williams, a women’s basketball assistant coach for the University of Tulsa.

RSU announced last fall that it would develop an intercollegiate athletics program as a member of the NAIA. The Hillcats are scheduled to begin competing in men’s and women’s basketball in fall 2007. The university also competes intercollegiately in baseball, softball and rodeo.

In addition to his Hillcat assistant duties, Williams will oversee the RSU Wellness Center, the university’s on-campus health and fitness facility.

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