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Asia Willams joined the Western Carolina women's basketball staff in July 2018. 

Williams is no stranger to the Southern Conference as she spent two seasons with UNCG as an assistant under Head Coach Trina Patterson. Williams was an integral part in helping lead the Spartans to the first 20-win season in a decade in 2016-17 and an appearance in the WBI Tournament Championship game. In the two years Williams was an assistant coach, UNCG had an overall record of 33-33 and reached the semifinals of the 2018 Southern Conference Championship. She was also responsible for the individual skill development of the SoCon Freshman of the Year Nadine Soliman, four All-SoCon selections, two All-Freshman team selections and a SoCon All-Tournament pick.

Williams will take on the role of Recruiting Coordinator as well as work with the guards for Western Carolina.

Williams came to UNCG after spending the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at LIU-Brooklyn. While there, she helped develop two Northeast Conference third team selections.

Prior to that, she spent two seasons on the staff at then SoCon member Appalachian State, helping the Mountaineers to a 10-8 league record in their final year in the SoCon. In her second year at ASU, she made the move to video coordinator.

A native of Durham, N.C., Williams is a former North Carolina High School Gatorade Player of the Year and stand out at Wake Forest. She appeared in 109 games for the Demon Deacons and made 36 starts in the backcourt. During her senior campaign in Winston-Salem, she led the team with 145 assists, the sixth highest in single-season history while ranking fourth on the team in scoring with 10.4 points per game.

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