Women's Swimming

Stefanie Williams

Last College:
Georgia - 2003

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Experience:
4 years

Stefanie Williams

05/15/2012

Buckeyes Volunteer at Cap City Marathon

This was the second straight year volunteering at the event for Ohio State

04/04/2012

Buckeyes Continue to Excel in the Classroom

Four Buckeyes earned a 4.0 grade-point average last quarter

02/23/2012

Scholar All-Americans

The Buckeyes are recognized as one of the top academic squads in the nation

01/17/2012

Senior Salute: Catherine Eitel

Ohio State will honor its seniors at Saturday's meet vs. Michigan

01/17/2012

Senior Salute: Jackie Brousseau

Ohio State will honor its seniors at Saturday's meet vs. Michigan

Four-time NCAA national champion and 24-time All-American swimmer Stefanie Williams is in her fourth year as a coach with the Ohio State women's swimming team. Head coach Bill Dorenkott's top choice as his No. 1 assistant after he was named to his Ohio State position in June, 2008, Williams was promoted to associate head coach of the Buckeyes in June, 2011.

Williams, who helped lead Georgia to three consecutive NCAA championships, is called "one of the greatest competitors ever at Georgia" by 2008 U.S. Olympic swim team coach Jack Bauerle, her college coach.

As intense as a teacher as she was as a competitor, her coaching skills and team presence have helped Ohio State earn its highest finish in 17 years, placing third at the 2011 Big Ten championships, after a fifth-place finish in 2010, the Buckeyes' best finishes in nearly two decades.

One of the rising stars in the coaching ranks, in December, Williams was selected as one of 42 participants from all sports and NCAA divisions for the NCAA's prestigious Women Coaches Academy, learning from established coaches and experts in a number of areas to enhance personal and team success. Williams is just the second Ohio State coach selected in the 21 previous sessions of the Women Coaches Academy.

Williams, a 2003 Georgia graduate with a degree in sports communications, came to Ohio State after serving three seasons as the assistant men's and women's swimming coach at the University of Missouri. She assisted head coach Brian Hoffer in all aspects of the program, from training the men and women sprinters and implementing dry-land training and season training plans to administering to travel and the budget, and assisting in all aspects of recruiting.

She also served as an assistant coach with the Mizzou Swim Team (a USA Swimming club team) for three years. Williams' first coaching position was at Bloomsburg University, where she was an assistant coach during the 2004 season.

A native of Bloomsburg, Pa., Williams was a dominant freestyle performer at Georgia. She held the Georgia school record in the 200-yard freestyle and she was a two-time Southeastern Conference champion in the event. She was NCAA runner-up in both the 100 and 200 freestyle events at the 2002 NCAA championships. In 2002 she became the first female at Georgia to be honored with the school's Sportsmanship of the Year Award.

In addition to earning 24 All-America honors, Williams swam on four national championship relay squads and was a team captain as a senior. Georgia not only won three NCAA titles (1999, 2000 and 2001), but it also won three SEC crowns and was both NCAA and SEC runner-up the years it didn't win the respective conference and national titles.

Williams, who was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll two times, competed at both the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic swimming trials. She won three silver medals in international competition: at the 1999 Pan American Games, the 2001 World Championships and 2003 World University Games.

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