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Buzz Williams is the basketball head coach of Texas A&M University.
Williams has risen from the ranks of assistant coach, associate coach, to head coach. In his 13-year career as head coach, he has earned a win-loss record of 269-169.
Buzz Williams' net worth is reported to be $6 million.
The American basketball coach earns $3.8 million per year from his job as the head coach at Texas A&M University. He used to earn around $2.6 million at Virginia Tech, as head basketball coach.
Buzz Williams is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.
Buzz Williams was born on September 1, 1972. He is currently 49 years old and will celebrate his 50th birthday in September 2022.
Buzz Williams' father was an engineer, while his mother was a teacher. However, his parents divorced when he was a kid. Buzz's birth name is Brent Langdon Williams.
Buzz Williams graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Oklahoma City University in 1994. He also has a Master's degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. He graduated from the university in 1999. Buzz Williams also played high school basketball.
Buzz Williams' wife is Corey Norman. Williams and Corey Norman married in 2000, and have four children; two sons and two daughters. Their sons are named Calvin Williams and Mason Williams, and their daughters are named Addyson Williams and Zera Williams. His son, Calvin Williams, is a budding basketball player.
Buzz Williams is best known for lifting his team to great success. During his 13 years as head coach, he has guided his team to eight appearances in the NCAA Tournament, one Elite 8 appearance and four Sweet 16 appearances.
Buzz Williams has a long coaching career in basketball, starting in 1994, after graduating from Oklahoma City University.
Buzz Williams started out as an assistant basketball coach at University of Texas, Arlington, from 1994 to 1998. He then moved to Texas A&M, Kingsville, as an assistant coach and also completed his Master's in Kinesiology from the university in 1999. He spent the next season (1999-2000) as an assistant coach at Northwestern State.
After his stint at Northwestern State, his biggest breakthrough came when he joined Colorado State in 2000 and stayed there for four seasons until 2004. After serving the first three seasons as an assistant coach, he was made the associate head basketball coach in the fourth year. One of his achievements during his stay at Colorado State, was that the team made its first appearance in NCAA Tournament in 13 years. Also, his 2003 recruiting class was ranked the top team in the Mountain West Conference.
He then performed the dual role of assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M from 2004 to 2006. The squad met success in both seasons. In the first season, from 2004 to 2005, the squad made a huge turnaround, improving its win total in that season by 14 games compared to the previous season. In the 2005-06 season, the squad made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 25 years.
Buzz Williams' first stint as head coach was with New Orleans in 2006-07. He guided the squad to fourth place in the Sun Belt's Western Division. The team also played in the league tournament quarterfinals. His success at New Orleans can be judged by the fact that the squad earned as many wins on the road in that season, as it did in the previous three seasons combined.
Buzz Williams took the role of an assistant coach of Marquette Golden Eagles in 2007-2008 and guided the squad to the second round of the NCAA Tournament; a first for them since 2003. He was made head coach of Marquette Golden Eagles in the next season and scripted many success stories. During his 6-year tenure as head coach at Marquette, the team made five appearances in the NCAA tournament. The squad also won the Big East Conference regular-season title under him. The biggest success story for Williams was that six of his Marquette players made it to the NBA. He enjoyed a record of 39-69 at Marquette.
Buzz Williams then spent five seasons at Virginia Tech from 2014 to 2019. He enjoyed a record of 100-69 at Virginia Tech, helping the squad move to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 for just the second time in Virginia Tech history. He also helped Virginia Tech earn a 4-seed and coached Virginia Tech to four straight 20-win seasons and four continuous 10-win seasons in Atlantic Coast Conference play. In his last season, in 2018-19, for Virginia Tech, Williams led the squad to a 26-9 record, helping them finish 12-6 in the ACC.
Buzz Williams has been the head basketball coach at Texas A&M University since 2019 and helped the squad to finish sixth in his first season at the Southeastern Conference. He helped the squad win 10 SEC contests, the most since they won the tournament in 2016.
Buzz Williams runs an organization named Buzz's Brunch, which brings kids with special needs to the world of basketball. It also organizes camps and hosts games for them.
Buzz Williams also has a scholarship established at Virginia Tech. The scholarship is awarded every year to an undergraduate female student-athlete at Virginia Tech. This is in memory of American educator, T. Marshall Hahn.
Buzz Williams won the AP SEC Coach of the Year award in 2020, while serving as the head coach at Texas A&M University.
Buzz Williams was named one of the top assistant coaches in the US during his stay at Colorado State by a national recruiting site.
Buzz Williams has an avid interest in basketball.
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