USF women’s basketball assistant Andrea Williams, who helped the Bulls to a WNIT championship in 2009, will be introduced as head coach of Air Force today after interviewing for the position last week.
Williams will look to rebuild a program that went 3-27 last season under former coach Ardie McInelly.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity and one that kind of popped up out of nowhere recently,” Williams said to the Tampa Tribune. “I like the vision of the program and see this opportunity as a perfect fit. I’m excited and ready to hit the ground running.”
Williams, 38, spent the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons at USF under current coach Jose Fernandez, following a four-year stint with Jacksonville. Williams also was an assistant at the University of Tampa for three years from 1999 to 2002 after spending two seasons as coach of Waynesburg University, a private school in Pennsylvania.
Following a request to the state’s public universities in late December to detail costs related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory (CRT), Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez announced Tuesday that the state will attempt to curb DEI efforts in higher education. As of Wednesday, USF hasn’t responded to the governor’s new plans […]
Following a rise in legislation targeting abortion such as the Born-Alive abortion bill, students continue to be placed in difficult situations as they may lack the money and transportation necessary when seeking an abortion, according to Planned Parenthood Generation Action president Prachi Misra. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, passed Jan. 11 in the House […]
Prasant Mohapatra, vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Davis, will start as the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs on March 1, according to a Monday universitywide email. Mohapatra was the only candidate in the running for the position, as the original search that occurred last fall was scrapped when […]
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Office of Planning and Budget’s new survey requested that 12 Florida public universities release information about its students that sought “gender-affirming” care in the last five years – USF’s campuses and USF Health ranked at the top of the list. The official release of the survey did not state DeSantis’ objective in […]
President Rhea Law was inducted as USF’s eighth president during her investiture ceremony on Thursday. During her address to attendees, Law emphasized the importance of USF’s growth, as well as what it has achieved in recent years and the role of community in facilitating such success. “We’ve transformed from a small commuter school into a […]
A group of six protesters with the Students for a Democratic Society disrupted Rhea Law’s inauguration ceremony on Thursday right before she received the President’s Chain of Office. The protesters held up a black banner that read “We won’t wait. Increase Black enrollment” while repeatedly chanting “Increase Black enrollment now.” Board of Trustees Chair Will […]