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Camille Williams is entering her sixth year with the Nevada women's basketball program and first as an associate head coach.
Williams spent three seasons, 2005-2008, as an assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara. During her time with the Gauchos, she assisted with guard and post player development and defense, served as the co-recruiting coordinator and oversaw UCSB's academic development.
While at UCSB, the Gauchos won its 13th Big West Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2007-08. She served as the lead contact in the recruitment of a pair of McDonald's All-American Nominees, Meagan Williams, the Sacramento Player of the Year, and Ashlee Brown, an All-State player from Arizona.
Prior to UCSB, she served as an assistant coach at Cal from 2000-2005. While with the Bears, she recruited the sixth ranked recruiting class in the nation in 2005 as rated by the Blue Star Index. She successfully recruited McDonald's All-American and WBCA All-American Devanei Hampton, and McDonald's All-Americans Alexis Gray-Lawson, Ashley Walker and Jene Morris. In addition, she was the lead contact in the recruitment of PAC-10 All-Freshman team member Jessica Lawson and 2003 Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year Keanna Levy. While at Cal, she was also the academic coordinator, strength and conditioning liaison, film exchange director and director of team camps. She helped her team attain at least a 3.0 GPA for two-and-a-half years.
Williams served as the head coach at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis., in 1999-00 where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations for the basketball program including recruiting, fund raising, player management and development, scouting, team travel and scheduling. She has also spent time coaching at the high school level, serving as an assistant coach at Madison Memorial High School from 1998-99 and the girl's freshman coach at Middleton High School from 1996-98.
She played basketball and competed in track and field at the University of Wisconsin from 1991-96. She finished her basketball career with the Badgers ranked in the top-15 in six categories and served as a co-captain of her basketball team in 1995 and in track and field in 1996. She played in two NCAA Tournaments as a player, in 1992 and 1995, and was named to the Big Ten All-Star Team in 1993. She received All-America recognition in the high jump during the 1995 and 1996 outdoor seasons. She has spent time as a women's basketball color analyst for Wisconsin's women's basketball games on FOX Sports Network and WHA-TV from 1996-00. She has also been involved in several community outreach programs including Meals on Wheels, the Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA.
Williams earned her bachelor's degree in agricultural business management from the University of Wisconsin in 1996.
"Camille competed for me at the University of Wisconsin and has the experiences of playing and coaching in NCAA Tournament games," head coach Jane Albright said. "She has been on the West Coast recruiting for almost 10 years and her hard work has made her one of the best recruiters in our game. Her enthusiasm, organization, and desire to be the best make her a real asset for us all."