ASSOCIATE CHAIR DR. ALLISON WILLIAMS
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 Education.
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 seasons.
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.
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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