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 coachâ€™s A.D. James and most recently Raymond Burgess.
â€œWeâ€™re very excited about what the future holds for the Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers softball team with coach Williams leading the program,â€ said Alicia Pete, PVAMU Assistant Athletics Director for Female Sports. â€œCoach Williams brings Southwestern Athletic Conference championship experience to the program and a wealth of knowledge from playing the game as well as coaching.â€
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. â€œIâ€™m very happy about the opportunity to help carry on the proud tradition of the Lady Panthers softball team,â€ said Williams. â€œWe 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.â€
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).