Chris Williams
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    Chris Williams

    Hometown:
    Atlantic, IA

    Position:
    Assistant Coach

    Experience:
    Second Season

    07/13/2012

    Falcons Add Two to Program with Class of 2016

    Jack McCullers and Andrew Parks join the squad

    Chris Williams is in his second season on the Falcon coaching staff following a three-year stint as an assistant coach for the Iowa State women's tennis team. Williams was a full-time assistant for the Cyclones his last two seasons. In his first year at Ames, Williams helped the team reach unprecedented success. He teamed up with head coach Armando Espinosa to lead ISU to 10 dual meet victories, including the Cyclones' first Big 12 Conference win in seven seasons.

    Williams, a native of Atlantic, Iowa, served as a volunteer assistant for the Iowa State tennis team for one season in 2007-08 before being promoted to a full-time position. He has previous college coaching experience as Buena Vista University's head men's tennis coach in 2004.

    Prior to joining the Iowa State staff, Williams was the Director of Junior Tennis at the Ames Racquet and Fitness Center and a team coach for the Iowa District Boys and Girls 12-and-under program. As director of junior tennis, he managed clinics, assisted in organizing and running district tournaments and coached players in district and sectional tournaments. He has coached 16 players in the Iowa District. He also served as the head tennis professional at the 7 Flags Fitness and Racquet Club in 2004-05, and also completed a strength and conditioning internship at Central College in 2004.

    Williams is a 2004 graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, with a bachelor's degree in sports and fitness management and a minor in business. In his time at Buena Vista, he played number one singles and doubles and was an Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion.

    Williams and his wife, Nikki, have been married for five years and have a 2-year old daughter, Reese.

    Inside Men's Tennis