Damien Williams brings a wealth of teaching and coaching experience to his first year as a college coach. He will work primarily with CUA’s post players.
Williams for the past five seasons was an assistant boys basketball coach and 9th-grade head coach at Sewickley (Pa.) Academy, where he also taught physical education and was a senior school advisor. He helped the Panthers capture three sectional championships (2008, ’09, ’10), two Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League titles (2009, ’10), and the 2010 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state championship. CUA junior Pete Schramm started on those teams during the 2008-10 seasons.
Williams was an assistant cross country coach at Sewickley from 2007-12 and an assistant track and field coach from 2009-12. He also directed the basketball program at World Sports Camp in Easthampton, Mass., three summers, and for two years (2008,’09) coached the Basketball Stars of America AAU middle school team in Pittsburgh.
At Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., from 2002-06, Williams played basketball four years and was a starter his final two. The Tomcats advanced to the 2003 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Tournament championship under PAC Coach of the Year Mike Snell. Williams, as a senior captain, was named league Player of the Week once and was chosen honorable mention All-PAC.
Williams was a two-year starting small forward in his three seasons at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh. The Wolverines won the Quad A Section IV title his sophomore year (2000).
Williams graduated from Thiel College in 2006 with a degree in management information systems. He added a master of science in instructional leadership with a concentration in sports management from Robert Morris University in 2010. He currently works at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington as an assistant athletic director, physical education teacher and boys and girls basketball coordinator.
Damien Keith Williams was born in Pittsburgh in 1984 and lives in Bethesda, Md. His fiancée, Angie Zeuch, is a CUA admissions counselor and assistant women’s basketball coach.