Former Aggie men's club president served at Northwestern, Montana, TCU and Team USA
A former UC Davis volunteer assistant coach and honorable mention All-America for the Aggie men's club, Bryce Williams returns to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach for Dan Conners, who enters his fourth season at the women's volleyball helm this fall. Williams previously served on the women's staffs at TCU, Montana and Northwestern.
A 2013 graduate of UC Davis, Williams was a member of the Aggie women's staff for most of his undergraduate career while also starring for the men's club. After receiving his degree in neurobiology, physiology & behavior, he went to Big Ten Conference member Northwestern to become a volunteer assistant. In two seasons with the Wildcats, Williams helped develop two AVCA All-Region setters -- Caleigh Ryan (2013) and Taylor Tashima (2014) -- in addition to his primary duties of statistical analysis and video breakdown.
His on- and off-court expertise then led him to his first full-time position as assistant coach at University of Montana, member of the Big Sky Conference. Williams' scope widened to include travel, recruiting, coordinating the team offense during matches, and managing the team's student staff and practice players.
Williams then served on the USA Women's Volleyball staff during the spring 2016, where he continued to perform his mastery of stats/video analysis to prepare Team USA for the Rio Olympic Games. His work included contributions to a USAV study on beach volleyball, as if to provide a segue to his most recent stop in Fort Worth, Texas. Williams became the director of operations for TCU's indoor volleyball team and an assistant coach for the Horned Frogs' beach program.
As the director of ops, Williams managed all administrative aspects of TCU's program, ranging from stats/video analysis to game-day operations to compliance to camps. Meanwhile, he kept his on-court instructional skills sharp as an interim head coach for beach team prior to the arrival of Hector Gutierrez. During that time, Williams developed daily practice plans, managed student-athlete academoic progress, and held weekly meetings with support staff.
As a collegian, Williams was the starting setter for an Aggie club that won back-to-back Northern California Club Volleyball League championships. He was selected as team captain and club president for three years, helped the team to fifth- and ninth-place national finishes, earned two first-team All-NCCVL nods plus the All-America honorable mention.