Travis Williams Appointed Men's Basketball Interim Head Coach
Georgia State Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb has appointed Travis Williams as interim head coach of the men’s basketball team, the school announced via press release Tuesday. Williams moves up from an assistant coaching position within the program to become the first former Georgia State player to head the team in any capacity. Prior to his most recent appointment as an assistant, Williams coached the Panthers under Lefty Driesell from 1999 through the end of the 2002-2003 season.
Williams is a dual graduate of Georgia State, earning a bachelors degree in 1995 and obtaining a Masters in Sports Administration in 1999. During his time in a Panthers uniform, Williams earned over 1,000 career points in 105 games. He still sits fourth on GSU’s all-time free throws made list with 340.
Williams’ prior coaching experience is extensive, including head coaching stints at Tennessee State University and Fort Valley State University as well as Dongguan Parklane Snow Wolf Professional Basketball Club (China National Basketball League).
Cobb spoke of Williams’ experience and expertise, stating “he knows what it means to be a student-athlete at Georgia State because he played here and has succeeded in every season he has been seated on our bench.”
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