Williamson will oversee the high jump, multi-events and throws in his third season as an assistant with the Track and Field Program. He comes to Nevada after spending the six years as the head cross country/track & field coach at Nicholls State University.
During his time at Nicholls State, he saw the 2010 cross country team earn its first-ever regional ranking, and that team as well as the 2011 indoor and outdoor teams set their highest conference meet finishes in school history.
He recruited and coached 62 school-record holders, two NCAA Championship qualifiers, 11 Southland Conference Champions and 23 All-Southland Conference performers. In addition, the team's Academic Performance Rate jumped from 843 to 967 during his tenure.
Previous to being the head coach at Nicholls State, Williamson was the head sprint and hurdles coach at Emporia State University and the volunteer coach for the same events at the University of Iowa. He earned a double-major bachelor's degree in health, leisure and physical studies and psychology in May of 2002 from Iowa and his master's in education from Emporia State in May of 2005.
"We are very lucky to have Scott as a member of our staff," head coach Shantel Twiggs said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for track and field to the Wolf Pack. He is an amazing developer of talent, and when you look at his team, every kid that he has worked with saw improvement under his direction."
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