Williams, Butler Promoted Within Nevada Women's Basketball Staff

Albright announces a pair of staff changes

July 1, 2013

RENO, Nev. -

University of Nevada women’s basketball head coach Jane Albright announced Monday that she has promoted Camille Williams to the title of associate head coach and Janet Butler to director of basketball operations.

“Camille is an experienced coach who adds a great dimension and completion to our staff,” Albright said. “I am excited to reward her hard work with this position and I know that she will continue to be an integral part of our program.”

Williams served the previous five years as an assistant coach at Nevada after spending 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.

“I’m excited for the opportunity and the trust Jane has instilled in me to take on an increased leadership role within the program,” Williams said. “I’m very thankful and blessed to continue to express my passion for coaching under Jane’s leadership.”

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.

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.

Williams earned her bachelor's degree in agricultural business management from the University of Wisconsin in 1996 and master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada in 2011.

“Janet is a young and upcoming coach with great initiative,” Albright said. “She is a great asset to our staff and I am happy that she will continue to help our program.”

Butler, who just completed her first season with the Wolf Pack as a graduate assistant, will assist with team travel, coordinating camps and academics and manage other operational duties for the Wolf Pack.

Butler helped lead Louisiana College to a 25-4 record as a senior captain in 2010-11, ultimately reaching the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. She averaged 6.7 points per game for the Lady Cats, and led the American Southwest Conference with 54 3-pointers. She was also a three-time All-American Southwest Conference honorable mention selection during her career.

Louisiana College was nationally ranked twice, won two conference championships and made two national tournament appearances during Butler's career. She was also an American Southwest Conference distinguished scholar athlete in 2010-11.

A native of Eros, La., Butler graduated with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Louisiana College in 2011 and is currently working towards a master’s degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada.



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