Women's Basketball

      Amy Williams
    Amy Williams

    Spearfish, S.D.

    Head Coach

    2nd Year

    Alma Mater:
    Nebraska '98


    Trips to Oregon, Final Four, Master's highlight April 4 auction

    VERMILLION, S.D.--Join us at the Sioux Falls Convention Center at 6 p.m. on April 4 for Calling All Coyotes, a live and silent auction presented by CorTrust Bank. Auction items include a trip with the football team to Oregon, a week-long vacation to Cabo, tickets to next year's Final Four, tickets to next year's Master's Golf Tournament and a Nantucket getaway.


    Coyotes headed to Ames to face Stanford

    VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota will make its first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against Stanford at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, in a nationally televised contest on ESPN2.


    Watch party and Coaches Show are today

    VERMILLION, S.D.--By virtue of its Summit League Tournament Championship, the South Dakota women's basketball team has qualified for the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament. The Coyotes, along with 63 other teams, will compete at any one of 16 predetermined regional sites and will begin the tournament either March 22 or March 23.


    Coyotes rally from 19 down to beat NDSU in overtime

    VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota rebounded from a 19-point, second-half deficit to beat North Dakota State, 95-87, in overtime Thursday night at the DakotaDome. The Coyotes (16-12, 7-6 Summit) won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 11-1 at home this season.


    Coyotes crush first-place Jaguars

    VERMILLION, S.D.--For the second time in three days, South Dakota's women's basketball team has avenged a double-digit loss. Raeshel Contreras and Nicole Seekamp scored 16 points each and Kelly Stewart provided 12 points off the bench as the Coyotes crushed first-place IUPUI 74-56 Saturday inside the DakotaDome.


    South Dakota vs. Denver

    South Dakota defeats Denver 82-71 to win the 2014 Summit League Tournament


    South Dakota vs. SDSU

    South Dakota vs. SDSU


    USD vs. Western Illinois

    USD vs. Western Illinois


    USD vs. IUPUI

    USD vs. IUPUI


    USD vs. NDSU

    USD vs. NDSU

    Email: Amy.Williams01@usd.edu

    Phone: 605-677-5941

    Amy Williams is in her second season as the head women's basketball coach at the University of South Dakota. Williams was named the Coyote head coach on June 4, 2012.

    Williams, a native of Spearfish, S.D., and a 1998 Nebraska graduate, led the Coyotes to a 19-16 record in her first season with a Summit League championship game appearance and a WBI semifinals appearance. The Coyotes finished third in the Summit League standings (10-6), won seven of their last nine games, had Tempestt Wilson named to the All-Summit League team and had Nicole Seekamp named Summit League Tournament MVP.

    Before coming to USD, Williams was an assistant coach for several years at the Division I level, including serving as the top assistant/recruiting coordinator at Oklahoma State from 2001-05, and holding the same position at Tulsa from 2005-07.

    In March of 2007, Williams was named the first head women's basketball coach at Rogers State University and built the program from scratch into an NAIA national contender. In five seasons at Rogers State, Williams recorded a 97-65 record. Last year, the Hillcats were 22-12 and advanced to the NAIA Final 8 for the first time in school history. She led the Hillcats to back-to-back NAIA national tournament appearances.

    Williams joined the Hillcats after successful coaching stints as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at The University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University. She previously worked as an assistant at the University of Texas-San Antonio and was a graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

    At Tulsa, Williams helped the Golden Hurricane claim its first Conference USA regular-season and tournament championships in 2006. The Hurricane also earned its first ever trip to the NCAA tournament and logged its first win in the field of 64, finishing the season with an impressive 26-6 record.

    Before joining Tulsa, Williams served as the top assistant at Oklahoma State from 2001-2005. She compiled a number of accolades as the recruiting coordinator at OSU, including being named the 11th ranked recruiting coordinator in the nation based on impact to program and signing the Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2003. Her 2003 recruiting class was ranked 19th in the country according to All-Star Girls Basketball Report.

    Williams served as an assistant coach at Texas-San Antonio from 2000-01, where she was involved with scouting, practice preparation, recruiting and preseason conditioning workouts.

    Williams was a four-year basketball letterwinner at Nebraska, where she graduated with a degree in biology and mathematics in 1998.. She earned Academic All-Big 12 Conference honors as a senior in 1997-98 and was named a Phillips 66 Student-Athlete of the Week in 1997.

    After graduating from Nebraska, Williams joined the University of Nebraska-Kearney staff as a graduate assistant, where she earned her master's degree in sports administration in 2002.

    Williams' family includes her husband, Lloyd, and daughters Kennadi Capri (8) and Bentli Marie (4).

    15 South Dakota (19-14) 62
    2 Stanford (30-3) 81
    Ames, Iowa Box Score
    • NCAA Tournament - 1st round
    • Seekamp: 22 pts (made first six shots)
    • Harrington: 9 pts (4-6 FG), 4 rebs, 3 asts
    • Hemiller, Stewart: 8 pts each
    6 Denver (9-23) 71
    4 South Dakota (19-13) 82
    Sioux Falls, S.D. Box Score
    • USD: first DI NCAA Tournament App.
    • First NCAA Tourn. since 2008 (Final Four)
    • Selection show: 6 p.m. March 17 (ESPN)
    • Harrington: 16 pts (Tournament MVP)
    • Seekamp: 11 pts (All-Tourney Team)

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