Michelle Williams is in her first season as the head women's basketball coach at Lees-McRae College.
Williams brings over 10 years of coaching experience to Lees-McRae, previously serving as the head coach at Conference Carolinas foe King College for five seasons, leading the Tornado to four consecutive national tournament appearances in both the NAIA and NCCAA. For her efforts during the 2006-07 campaign, Williams was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
Prior to her appointment as the Tornado head coach, Williams served as the assistant coach at King for six years, coordinating the team’s recruiting efforts as well as the team’s travel. Williams also served as the Tornado’s athletic recruiting coordinator in 2004-05, managing all of the department’s recruiting databases as well as developing the recruiting materials for each athletic program.
Williams has tremendous experience coordinating and assisting with camp programs, directing King’s individual and team camps while at the Bristol, Tenn. school, as well as helping with camps at Ohio State University and Clemson University.
The East Tennessee native received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and coaching from King in 2001, as well as a Master of Arts in sport management from East Tennessee State University in 2005.
Matt Duble enters his first season as assistant women's basketball coach at Lees-McRae College.
“With Matt, we have gained a person with significant experience in women’s basketball, a hunger and passion for NCAA Division II, as well as a warm personality to help continue the growth of our women’s basketball program,” said Vice President Director of Athletics Craig McPhail. “I am looking forward to working for him and helping him and Coach Michele Williams achieve all of their goals. His diverse skill set is appreciated as I am certain he will be involved and engaged with many projects in our athletic department.”
Duble wrapped up a year as the assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama-Huntsville while the Chargers set a NCAA Division II record for most consecutive games (six) with 100+ points. The squad finished with 15 wins and third in the Gulf South Conference. Two Chargers were named to the 2014 Daktronics All-South Region Team with Duble’s assistance.
Prior to UAH, Duble was the assistant women’s basketball coach at Covenant College (2003-2012) in Lookout Mountain, Ga. During his tenure, he served as a junior varsity head coach during the school’s transition from NAIA to Division III. The Scots produced three All-Americans, a conference championship and National Tournament appearance while Duble was on staff.
The Covenant College graduate (2012) provided assistance to the Scots’ sports information office for a total of six years.
“I am happy and excited to have Matt join our basketball program. I believe his knowledge and work ethic will help our team take the next step needed toward becoming a championship caliber program,” praised Williams.
He is NCAA Division II and III recruiting certified as well as CPR and First Aid certified.