Former TCU All-American sprinter, Roy Williams, begins his first season as the sprints and jumps coach for the men's and women's track and field teams.
Williams brings lofty credentials to the program. A member of the national champion 4x400-meter relay team at TCU in 2000, Williams was a two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, four time NCAA All-American, six-time Western Athletic Conference champion, 13-time all-WAC performer and a USA Track and Field Junior National Team member. He was a member of the 4x200-meter relay team that set a new collegiate record of 1:19.67 at the 2000 Penn Relays.
"Roy is an outstanding addition to our program," said UTA Head Track and Field Coach John Sauerhage. "He brings tremendous credentials to our programs and I believe he will help our sprinters and jumpers win conference championships. Roy will also handle the bulk of our recruiting efforts. "
Williams will be the coach of the Maverick sprint events, hurdles, jumps and relays.
After graduating from TCU with a bachelor's of arts degree in mathematics in 2001, he served as the head track and field and cross country coach at All Saints' Episcopal School in Fort Worth. He also was the head middle school football coach and an assistant varsity baseball coach in addition to teaching mathematics.