Feb. 14, 2012
RENO, Nev. - University of Nevada head volleyball coach Ruth Lawanson announced today that Amy Williamson has joined the Wolf Pack coaching staff. Williamson comes to Nevada after three years at Tulane University, where she was the head coach of the sand volleyball team and associate head coach with the indoor squad.
“I'm excited to have Amy join our staff,” Lawanson said. “She is a strong recruiter and brings a different recruiting region to our staff. She will be helping to train the defensive specialists and passers. Amy brings a passion to the game and I am thrilled to have her join our program.”
Williamson was an assistant for the Tulane squad that qualified for the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Her 2010 recruiting class was nationally recognized and included the Conference USA Freshman of the Year.
"I want to thank Coach Lawanson for giving me the opportunity to join the Wolf Pack volleyball program,” Williamson said. “The school and community have great pride in Wolf Pack athletics here at Nevada and I am happy to be a part of that."
Williamson has also coached at Binghamton University, Nicholls State University and College of the Southwest.
Collegiately she played at the University of Tennessee where she helped the Lady Vols to the NCAA Tournament as a junior and senior. In 2004 she was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-SEC and honorable mention AVCA All-America. She earned MVP honors at the 2004 SEC Tournament after helping Tennessee to the title. The 2004 Lady Vols won the regional championship before falling in the national semifinals. Williamson was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
As a prep athlete she earned All-America honors and was named the 2001 Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and to the Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50”. The Michigan City, Ind. native attended Penn State following an outstanding high school career at Michigan City High School before transferring to Tennessee.
After her career at Tennessee she played professional volleyball in Indonesia, Puerto Rico and in the United States.
Williamson completed her bachelor's degree in advertising from Tennessee in 2006 and earned a master's degree in sports management from SUNY-Cortland in 2009. Her husband, Scott, is an assistant coach for the Nevada women’s track & field team.