Arlisa Hagan Williams
Arlisa Hagan Williams

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
Second Season

Alma Mater:
Wisconsin '93


Coach Hagan Williams can be reached via email at anh9@georgetown.edu or in her office at (202) 687-3828.

Arlisa Hagan Williams is in her second year as the head coach of the Georgetown volleyball program. In her first season at the helm, the Hoyas posted a 8-19 record with a 2-12 mark in BIG EAST Conference action.

Hagan Williams arrived on the Hilltop after a successful four-year stint as an assistant at the University of Florida, where she helped the Gators reach two Final Fours and was the program's recruiting coordinator, bringing in two classes that were rated among the top-10 in the country.

During her four years at Florida, Hagan Williams was responsible for training and skill development, as well as handling recruiting duties. In her first full year as recruiting coordinator, Hagan Williams' class was ranked No. 2 in the country by PrepVolleyball.com, and she followed that up in 2005 with a class that was rated No. 10, quite a feat considering no other top-10 team had less than three commitments and the Gators had only two.

Hagan Williams helped lead Florida to its first appearance in the national championship game in 2003 and was part of two Final Four appearances during her four years with the Gators. Florida finished 33-3 in 2005, its third 30-win season in the last four years. In addition, she coached players who combined for 14 All-America honors and 19 All-Southeastern Conference honors.

Prior to her stint at Florida, Hagan Williams helped lead American University to an impressive 52-8 record during her two seasons at the school. The Eagles went 14-0 in the Patriot League in 2001 and earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, just one year after winning the Colonial Athletic Association title.

Before working at American, Hagan Williams served as a graduate assistant coach at Virginia Tech during the 1994 and 1995 seasons, earning a master's degree in education and student personnel services. Hagan Williams earned a bachelor of arts degree in African-American studies in 1993 from the University of Wisconsin, where she was a standout middle blocker for the school. She was a three-time All-Big Ten selection (1990-92) and a two-time All-Region honoree (1990-91). She set the Wisconsin career records for kills (1,495) and blocks (618) during her final year with the Badgers. Hagan Williams was a member of Wisconsin's 1990 Big Ten Championship team and was a captain in her senior year.

Hagan Williams resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband Simon. The couple has been married since 2006 and welcomed their first son, Alexander, on March 9, 2007.

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