ROCKWALL – Former University of North Texas basketball star and Wylie East Head Basketball Coach Quincy Williams has been hired as the Yellowjackets new Head Basketball Coach, replacing Coach Alan Simmons.
Simmons accepted a new position as head basketball coach at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler.
Coach Williams led the Wylie East Raiders to a 8-6 record in district play and 11-15 overall record last season. He was also an assistant coach for six seasons at Denton Ryan.
Coach Williams graduated from the University of North Texas in 2008 as the school’s 3rd leading career shot-blocker with 98 blocks, 9th in rebounding with 691 boards and 24th in scoring with 909 points.
UNT posted at least a .500 season in all four years of Williams’ career, making him just the third player in school history to accomplish this feat, and the first since 1954.
He played in 120 career games for the Mean Green, and shot 49.4 percent from the floor for his career; had 15 career double-doubles, including seven in 2007-08, and was the only player in the Sun Belt to average at least 9.0 PPG, 7.5 RPG and 1.0 BPG. He posted a 19-rebound performance against Indiana State, which is tied for the 15th best rebounding game in UNT history.
He said he expects the Jackets to score a lot of points and will try to hold other teams to the 40s.
“We like to get up and down,” he said in the RISD Athletics video above. “We’re gonna try to score a lot of points. But I’m a big defensive guy and we’re gonna try to stop people as much as we can. We’re going to play an open style of basketball.”