Prairie View,Texas -The Prairie View A&M University Athletics Department has announced the hiring of Lana Williams (pictured left) as head coach of the Lady Panthers Softball team. Williams, has been a member of the PVAMU coaching staff since 2001 assisting former Lady Panthers head coach’s A.D. James and most recently Raymond Burgess.

“We’re very excited about what the future holds for the Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers softball team with coach Williams leading the program,” said Alicia Pete, PVAMU Assistant Athletics Director for Female Sports. “Coach Williams brings Southwestern Athletic Conference championship experience to the program and a wealth of knowledge from playing the game as well as coaching.”

During her playing days Williams was a member of the Lady Panthers championship team in 1998 playing second base and short stop. PVAMU made history that season capturing the programs first title. “I’m very happy about the opportunity to help carry on the proud tradition of the Lady Panthers softball team,” said Williams. “We have a talented group of young ladies returning next season and I feel we should have a great chance to make significant impacts in and out of conference play.”

Williams is a 2002 graduate from Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance. The Beaumont, Texas native also holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from PVAMU (2004).


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