HEAD COACH DR. ALLISON WILLIAMS
Dr. Allison Williams is in her 10th season as head women's track and field coach at Grove City College. In 2009, Williams will also serve as Grove City's head men's track and field coach.
In her first six seasons as women's coach, she directed the Wolverines to six Presidents' Athletic Conference titles.
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.
In March 2003, the College elevated Williams to Assistant Chair of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics. In that role, she helps oversee and direct the College's intricate physical education program.
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.
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