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|DR. ALLISON WILLIAMS- Associate Chair, Department of Physical Education and Athletics|
Dr. Allison Williams is
entering her 14th year with Grove City College. Williams
currently serves as the Associate Chair of the Department of Physical
Education and Athletics and holds the rank of Professor of Physical
The College elevated
Williams to Associate Chair in 2010 after she served as Assistant Chair
for seven years. In her current role, she helps oversee and direct the
College's intricate physical education program and its rapidly growing
exercise science major.
Williams spent 10
seasons as head women's track and field coach at Grove City College from
2001-2010 and also coached the men's squad during the 2009 and 2010
In her first six seasons
as women's coach, she directed the Wolverines to six Presidents' Athletic
In 2005, Williams
coached the program's first-ever NCAA All-American as Erin Claxton placed
eighth at the NCAA Championships in the 10,000 meters.
Williams also coached
Grove City's men's and women's cross country teams from 2000-03, guiding
the teams to a combined eight PAC titles in that four-year span.
Before coming to Grove
City, Williams spent six seasons as an assistant track and field coach at
the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated from Pittsburgh in 1993 with a
bachelor of arts degree in exercise science, then added a master's degree
in exercise physiology from Pitt in 1995. Williams completed her doctorate
in exercise physiology in April 2004.
As a student-athlete at
Pitt, Williams won six individual BIG EAST titles in the hurdle events.
She was a three-time conference champion in both the 55-meter indoor
hurdles and 100-meter outdoor hurdles.
Williams also earned
NCAA Division I All-America honors in both events three times. In 1994,
she earned the NCAA's Woman of the Year for Pennsylvania.
A native of East Meadow,
N.Y., Williams lives in Cranberry Township, Pa.