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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Former UConn star Williams named assistant coach at Kentucky

Tamika Williams, a member of UConn's 2000 and 2002 national championship teams, has been hired as an assistant coach at Kentucky.

"I have been a long-time admirer of Tamika Williams and her contributions to the game of basketball,” Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell said in the official release on Kentucky's site. “To have the opportunity to work with her on a daily basis is extremely exciting for everyone associated with our program.  Her ability to impact our players in a positive way is something that I value greatly. Tamika has experienced success as a player, coach, broadcaster and in the business world.  Her knowledge of the game coupled with the wisdom she can provide our players will be an invaluable asset to the Kentucky program. Tamika is a tremendous role model for our players and I couldn’t be happier to welcome her as the newest member of the Big Blue Nation.”

Williams had previous assistant coaching gigs at Ohio State and Kansas.

"I'm elated and humbled that Coach Mitchell has given me an opportunity to be a part of such a tremendous program at University of Kentucky,” Williams said in a statement. “I have a chance to work with a phenomenal staff, cultivate the minds of young women for success on and off the court, and help promote his winning attitude in the community. I want to thank the University of Kentucky, Coach Mitchell, and every young woman on his team for accepting me into the Wildcat family. It’s truly been a blessing.”

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