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Jason Williams enters his sixth season with the Baylor volleyball program. Williams was named full-time assistant coach in April of 2016, promoted from a volunteer assistant role in 2015.
Williams serves as the team's training coordinator, helping plan and run practices, design match preparation and strategy, as well as working with middles and defense.
BU reached new heights last season, earning the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament behind three AVCA First Team All-Americans and AVCA National Player of the Year Yossiana Pressley. The Bears led the Big 12 in opponent hitting percentage and averaged 2.54 blocks per set in 2019. Kara McGhee earned unanimous All-Big 12 Rookie Team honors out of the middle, and Shelly Stafford became the first Bear to earn four Big 12 postseason honors.
In 2018, Williams helped the Bears secure a third consecutive NCAA Tournament bid and saw Shelly Stafford and Yossiana Pressley earn back-to-back AVCA All-America recognition.
During the 2017 season, Williams helped guide the Bears to a No. 12 overall seed and second-round finish in the NCAA Tournament as well as a second-place finish in the Big 12, a first in program history. Williams worked with freshman setter Hannah Lockin and sophomore middle hitter Shelly Fanning who both earned AVCA All-America honors. Williams also trained Big 12 and Southwest Region Freshman of the Year, Yossiana Pressley.
During the 2016 season, Williams mentored Katie Staiger, Baylor's first Second Team AVCA All-American and unanimous All-Big 12 selection. He helped guide the Bears to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011.
Williams brings national championship experience, as well as being a highly successful coach at the junior club level in Texas. Williams was instrumental in helping to get Texas junior club volleyball on the map, which many now consider a hot bed for prospective recruits. He is known for training well-prepared teams, carrying a track record of successful game management strategies.
In the 10 years prior to joining Baylor, Williams' club teams finished top 20 in the nation with eight of those teams finishing in the top 10. In 2014, Williams' 16s team won the AAU National Championship and the JVA World Challenge. He led three teams to the finals of the USA Junior National Championships in the open division, as well as two third place and three fifth-place finishes.
Williams also had four teams finish in the top 10 of the final year-end national rankings on PrepVolleyball.com. Those teams would go on to win several national qualifiers, including Lonestar, as well as Tour of Texas championships.
Williams was a four-sport athlete (football, basketball, baseball, and track) at Plano East Senior High in Plano, Texas. He played two years of football at Austin College before transferring out when he realized that his passion was volleyball, where he went on to have a successful beach career. Primarily playing setter, he had success playing on men's teams that competed at the USAV Open Championships.
Williams' wife, the former Cory Sivertson, also a setter, was the first volleyball player inducted into the Baylor Hall of Fame, ending her career holding 18 Baylor records, many of which still stand today. Williams credits his successes on the volleyball court to Cory's success, knowledge, and influence.
Jason and Cory have two children, Callie and Barrett. Entering her junior season, Callie is a member of the Baylor volleyball team.