Carla Williams Named Associate Director of
Carla Williams has been promoted to the position of Associate
Director of Athletics/Olympic Sports, Director of Athletics
Todd Turner has announced.
Williams, in her third year at Vanderbilt as the Assistant
Athletic Director for Olympic Sports, has been a catalyst
for the improvement of many Commodore teams. She has had administrative
oversight responsibilities for womens basketball and
all Vanderbilt varsity squads except football and mens
Williams will continue to work with womens basketball.
She will now administer all Olympic sports except baseball
and has the overall administrative responsibility for the
CHAMPS Life Skills program and the Currey Tennis Center.
Im very appreciative of Todds confidence
in my abilities, Williams says. I love to win,
I love working with young people, and I believe this athletic
department has the potential to be very special.
Carla Williams has made a significant difference in
her short time at Vanderbilt, Turner said in his announcement.
Our Olympic programs have reached new heights under
her leadership. Having played and coached in the SEC, she
understands what it means to be a successful student-athlete
and has the proven ability to transmit that to our students
and coaches. I am especially happy that she will now be working
with our CHAMPS Life Skills program, which will draw upon
her experiences while at Florida State.
Williams came to Vanderbilt from Florida State, where she
served as assistant director of student-athlete development
and worked as an academic mentor while earning her Ph.D. degree.
Prior to Florida State, she was an assistant basketball
coach at her alma mater, Georgia, for five years. She also
served as assistant director of compliance at Georgia. During
that time, Georgia won a Southeastern Conference title and
made two NCAA Final Four appearances.
Williams was an outstanding basketball player during her
collegiate days, playing under her maiden name of Green. She
was a member of one SEC Championship team at Georgia, and
helped the Lady Bulldogs make the NCAA Sweet 16 and Elite
Eight fields on two occasions. She was a member of the USA
Select Team in 1989.
Her husband, Brian, is assistant clinical professor at Vanderbilts
Peabody College. They have two daughters, Carmen, 7, and Camryn,