Head Coach Kevin Williams Steps Down From Golf Post
Nov. 8, 2005
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Kevin Williams has resigned his position as head coach of the East Carolina University men and women's golf teams, effective Dec. 31, to become the head golf professional at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro, N.C., athletic department officials announced Tuesday.
"I feel very proud of what East Carolina Golf has been able to accomplish during my 10-and-a-half years," said Williams. "I've had the chance to work with some of the finest young men and women in college sports, an incredible coaching staff and some very special people at East Carolina."
Williams leaves with a 987-808-26 overall record with the men's team and an overall 583-271-10 mark with the women. In 10-plus seasons with the men, he guided the Pirates to six team tournament titles, 12 individual crowns and coached five Academic All-America selections.
In 2000, Williams became the first head coach of the women's program and guided the Lady Pirates to a pair of NCAA at-large bids in 2003 and 2005, and coached Adrienne Millican in the 2004 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. During the 2003 season, Williams was named Conference USA Women's Golf Coach-of-the-Year after leading the Pirates to a 132-21-2 record, which included three wins over top-25 teams, three team titles and nine top-five finishes.
In five seasons at the helm of the Lady Pirates, Williams coached five National Golf Collegiate Association All-America Scholars, seven All-C-USA selections, two C-USA All-Freshman Team choices and one C-USA All-Decade member in Millican.
"I am grateful to have had this opportunity and will miss it tremendously," said Williams. "I'm excited about what the future holds and the challenges this new job presents for me and my family."
ECU Senior Associate Director of Athletics Nick Floyd said a search would begin immediately to find Williams' replacement.