Bryston Williams Joining Wyoming Basketball Coaching Staff
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming head men’s basketball coach Jeff Linder announced Thursday the addition of Bryston Williams to the coaching staff. Williams has served as an assistant coach at Indiana State for two seasons and spent time in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons as well.
“We are very excited to welcome Bryston and his family to the Wyoming community,” Linder said. “Bryston brings great energy and passion that our staff and players will see right away. He has diverse skill set working in various levels of college basketball and with his experience in the NBA. Bryston is a great addition and will make an impact on this program.”
Williams helped lead the Sycamores to 23 wins this season and a trip the College Basketball invitational, as the top seed for the team’s first postseason trip since 2014. He helped mentor Courvoisier McCauley, the Missouri Valley Newcomer of the Year. He also mentored Cameron Henry, who earned All-MVC honors.
“I want to thank coach Linder for the opportunity to be a part of a great program,” Williams said. “My family and I are excited to be a part of the Laramie community and the entire State of Wyoming. When you get a chance to surround yourself with great people that help you grow, you don’t want to pass those opportunities up. It will be a special and great experience.”
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Prior to his time with Indiana State, Williams spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons. His duties with the Pistons included developing the team’s mechanical shooting program, pre and post practice workouts, film breakdown and post-game reports.
In 2017-18, Williams spent time with the Memphis Hustle of the NBA G-League. He was an essential part of the game plan prep for the Hustle. He also worked as in player development.
In 2016-17, he spent time with the Iowa Energy also of the NBA G-League.
He spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northwest Missouri State. He helped lead the Bearcats to a pair MIAA Championships. He also helped lead Northwest Missouri to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division II Tournament.
He is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State and also earned a Master’s degree from the school. He played in 112 games with 71 starts. Williams played on two conference championship teams and led the team to the NCAA Sweet 16 as a senior.
Williams rounds out the Cowboy coaching staff as former assistant Sundance Wicks became head coach at Green Bay and assistant coach Marc Rodgers is pursuing other opportunities in basketball.
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