Williams Added to Volleyball Staff


July 8, 2016


FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer made a new addition to her indoor volleyball and beach volleyball staffs on Friday with the hiring of Bryce Williams as director of volleyball operations for the indoor team and assistant coach for the beach volleyball squad.

Williams comes to TCU after spending the last few months as a volunteer assistant coach with the USA Women’s Volleyball National Team as they prepare for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“Bryce is a great addition to our staff and will have responsibilities with both the beach and indoor teams,” Kramer said. “He will bring a lot to the table from his experience with Team USA in their preparation for the Olympic games throughout the spring and summer. It was very evident to me early on that Bryce possesses the work ethic necessary for this position as we continue to grow both our beach and indoor programs. We are excited to get started with him.”

While with USA Volleyball, Williams was tasked with doing statistical analysis and video breakdown using Data Volley and Data Video, while also coding and analyzing beach volleyball matches. Williams was also used as a practice player in the gym and created video montages and heat maps for coaches and athletes.

“I would like to thank Director of Athletics Chris Del Conte, Jill Kramer and Erik Peterson for this incredible opportunity to coach at TCU,” Williams said. “Jill and Erik are well-respected coaches within the volleyball community which made my decision to come here an easy one. It is an exciting time to be a part of TCU athletics and I am looking forward to helping both the indoor and beach volleyball programs grow in the Big 12 and nationally.”

Prior to his time with USA Volleyball, Williams was the assistant coach for one season at Montana where he was in charge of the coordination of video and stats, travel and camps. Williams was responsible for creating the opponent scoring reports each week, helping manage the team offense during matches and served as primary recruiter for setters and liberos. Montana finished 10th in the Big Sky in 2015 and had one all-conference selection in Hannah Sackett who was also named Newcomer of the Year and was a former three-year letterwinner at West Virginia for Kramer.

Before Montana, Williams had a two-year stint as volunteer assistant coach at Northwestern. Competing in the Big 10, the Wildcats faced some of the best teams in the country on a regular basis and still posted 16-win seasons in both 2013 and 2014. Northwestern had wins over then No. 18 Minnesota and No. 9 Illinois in 2014, and middle blocker Katie Dutchman earned honorable mention AVCA All-America honors. In Williams' first year with the Wildcats, in 2013, Northwestern had three wins over ranked opponents, and outside hitter Stephanie Holthus was named honorable mention All-American.

Williams’ coaching career began as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, UC Davis, for four seasons with the women’s indoor team. He also played for the UC Davis Men’s Club Volleyball team for five years and helped lead his team to back-to-back NCCVL Conference Championships and consecutive top-10 finishes at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation national tournament in 2011 and 2012. A three-year captain and starting setter, Williams earned Honorable Mention All-America honors and two First Team All-Conference honors.

Williams graduated from UC Davis in 2013 with a bachelor of science in neurobiology, physiology and behavior.

Season tickets for the TCU volleyball season are on sale now. Adult season tickets are $75, youth season tickets are $50 and a Family 4-pack of season tickets can be purchased for $200. Single game tickets can be bought starting Monday, August 15, with fans able to purchase adult tickets for $10, youth tickets for $5 and $3 tickets for groups of 20 or more. All tickets to the home matches against Texas (Nov. 2) and Baylor (Nov. 16) will be $10.

Fans can purchase season tickets by visiting GoFrogs.com, stopping by the Parrish Family Athletics Ticket Office located in Schollmaier Arena or by calling the ticket office at 817-257-FROG (3764).

 

 

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