URI Hires Vincent Williams as Director of Basketball Performance
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University of Rhode Island Press Release
KINGSTON, R.I. – Vincent Williams has joined the Rhode Island athletics department as Director of Basketball Performance. He will work directly with the men’s basketball program, in addition to the men’s golf and women’s tennis programs.
Williams comes to Rhode Island from the NBA’s Washington Wizards, where he worked with the Wizards and Capital City Go-Go of the G League. As the Director of Player Preparation from October of 2018 through June of 2020, he oversaw in-season and offseason programming, pre-draft workouts, player visits, player development strategies and summer league coverage.
During his two seasons with the Go-Go, Williams worked with eight players who signed NBA contracts and two players – Jordan McRae and Chris Chiozza – who earned All-NBA G League recognition.
“Vincent has worked with elite athletes at the highest level of basketball, spending significant time in the NBA,” said Rhode Island men’s basketball Head Coach David Cox. “His expertise and ability to relate to the student-athletes in our program are a clear strength. We are excited to add someone of his caliber to the program.”
Before working with the Wizards’ organization, Williams was the Director of Basketball Performance at Coppin State from August of 2017 through October of 2018. While there he oversaw training and conditioning for the men’s and women’s basketball programs.
Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Towson in 2011. He will complete a master’s degree in Applied Exercise Science/Strength and Conditioning from Concordia University Chicago in the Fall of 2021.
Williams replaces Chase Campbell, who exceptional work over the last two seasons at Rhode Island helped him land a position with the NBA’s Orlando Magic.