New Nebraska Head Coach Amy Williams hit the ground running on her first official day as the Husker women’s basketball coach on Tuesday, April 12.
Williams, who met the media at her introductory press conference at the Hendricks Training Complex, spent more than an hour talking to the media, posing for photos and reconnecting with old friends at Nebraska’s practice home.
Following the media sessions, she mingled with family and friends old and new at an athletic department reception at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
“What an incredibly exciting day for me and my family,” Williams said. “I’m humbled and honored to be returning to the University of Nebraska as the head women’s basketball coach. I’m eager to continue to build on the rich tradition that is Husker women’s basketball.”
Williams, who was a four-year letterwinner at Nebraska as Amy Gusso from 1995 to 1998, said she has been overwhelmed by support from Husker teammates, coaches and fans over the past 48 hours.
“I would like to thank all of my former Husker teammates and the other Husker alum that have reached out to me the past couple days,” Williams said. “I am so looking forward to reconnecting when things settle just a little bit. It just shows how far reaching this program is and what a special place it is to have all of those former Huskers reaching out.”
Williams, who won the past two Summit League Coach-of-the-Year awards while leading South Dakota to three Summit League titles in her four seasons in Vermillion, told the Husker women’s basketball players in attendance that she was ready to start building the next women’s basketball championship team at Nebraska.
“I can’t wait to join this journey with you guys and begin building the relationships and the steps that it’s going to take for us to be able to make this the most enjoyable experience of your life. We’re going to compete for championships, we’re going do it the right way, and most of all we’re going to do it together. And again, I could not be more excited to be back at the University of Nebraska. It’s a great day, just like any day, to be a Husker. Go Big Red.