COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 1. FORMER University of Georgia standout Stefanie Williams has been hired as an assistant coach at the University of Missouri. Williams, a 28-time All-American during her collegiate career, will work alongside head coach Brian Hoffer.
Williams brings an extensive resume to Missouri, as she was a member of three NCAA championship squads at Georgia. Williams was the Southeastern Conference champ in the 200 free in 2001 and 2002 and was the silver medalist at the NCAA Champs during her senior year in the 100 and 200 freestyles.
"Stefanie comes from a sports family, and has the passion for coaching that we need here at Mizzou," Hoffer said. "Her NCAA and National Team experience will allow her to be a great role model for our young and upcoming teams. Stefanie is the type of person that can help build Mizzou swimming and diving into a national power."
Williams was part of American and NCAA-record setting relays at Georgia and was an Olympic Trials qualifier in 2000 and 2004. Williams also competed at the 1999 Pan-American Games and the 2001 World Championships, where she earned silver medals in relay action.