Monmouth University Women's Basketball Head Coach Jody Craig announced the hiring of Kamiko Williams as an assistant coach in July of 2018. Williams played under legendary coach Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee, and was drafted by the WNBA’s New York Liberty in 2013.
“I am honored to have someone of Kamiko's caliber join our staff,” said Craig. “Using the knowledge she gained from playing for Coach Summitt at Tennessee as well as her WNBA experience with the Liberty, Kamiko will play an instrumental role in assisting with our team’s growth and development both on and off the court. Kamiko is a bright, motivated, highly creative, and fun-loving individual who is full of energy. She is the perfect fit for directing and coordinating our community outreach projects.”
In 2018-19, Williams helped lead the Hawks to their highest-ever MAAC finish (4th). Monmouth accumulated a 14-17 (9-9 MAAC) overall record and advanced to the MAAC Semifinals for the second time in six seasons. After securing a first round bye, the Hawks defeated Canisius in the MAAC Quarterfinals, 64-53.
Williams served as an assistant coach at the University of New Haven from 2015-2018. While there, she had a hand in recruiting, academics, conditioning, community outreach, basketball camps, and fundraising. The Chargers advanced to the Northeast-10 Conference semifinals during the 2015-16 season.
At Tennessee, Williams appeared in the NCAA Tournament all four of her years and made three trips to the Elite Eight. During her time with the Lady Vols, the team went 120-23. Williams played in 128 games, averaging 4.5 points per game including a career best 7.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game as a senior while finishing her BA in Sociology in just three years.
In one season with the New York Liberty, she averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.