LINCOLN — The season no one saw coming produced a coaching award everyone could have predicted.
Nebraska women’s basketball coach Amy Williams on Monday won was named Big Ten coach of the year after leading NU to a 20-9 overall record and a 11-5 Big Ten record in the regular season. Contrasted with last season’s totals — 7-22 and 2-14 — Williams was a near shoo-in to win. She did it with one of the youngest rosters in the Big Ten — the Huskers start three underclassmen start and have seven freshman or sophomores on the roster — the lack of proven scorer(s)........
http://www.omaha.com/huskers/womens-basketball/nu-s-amy-williams-named-big-ten-women-s-basketball/article_b1be9d34-05de-5d03-af48-b7c7a2ba8433.htmlOn Big Ten Network on Monday afternoon, Williams said she was “humbled” by the honor and thanked her “selfless” assistant coaching staff, which she brought entirely from her previous stop at South Dakota.
Williams’ first year at Nebraska — following Connie Yori, the most successful coach in the program’s history — was a rough one. NU posted a program-low seven wins and suffered repeated blowouts at the hands of Big Ten rivals.