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Williams Family (L to R): Jourdan (13), Corey Jr. (9), Nicole, Corey
by: David S. Williams
What They're Saying About Corey Williams
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  06/03/2013
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Corey Williams was introduced as the 21st coach in Stetson men's basketball history on Monday.  Many from Stetson University, as well as basketball coaches from across the country had great things to say about Williams and Stetson's hire.


“Stetson University is privileged to be able to call Corey Williams our new men's basketball head coach,” Altier said.  “Corey is a winner, he has worked with and played for some of the finest minds in the world of basketball and as such he understands the discipline, commitment and strategy that is needed to be successful.  Everywhere Corey has played or coached his teams have won and won big, and I am excited to have him as a part of the Stetson team.”
Jeff Altier, Stetson University Director of Athletics

“Corey is a great fit for Stetson University. He is a family man who will provide outstanding leadership for the University and basketball program. Corey has a vibrant personality with infectious enthusiasm. He is a relentless recruiter with a tremendous basketball background.”
- James Dickey, University of Houston Men's Basketball Head Coach

“Corey Williams is an outstanding choice to be the head basketball coach at Stetson University.  He is a tremendous person who has worked hard and prepared himself throughout his career to be a head coach.  He has been an integral part of our success on the court and in the success of our players in the classroom.  Corey is a proven winner at every level of basketball and has been involved in all phases of our program – from recruiting to academics to strength training and on court coaching – and helped us win the 2012 ACC Championship and play in a school record four consecutive NCAA Tournaments.  Corey’s vast experiences as a basketball player and as a coach on the highest levels throughout his life have given him the skills to not only help student-athletes reach their goals as players, but to become better men, husbands and fathers. We wish Corey and his family nothing but incredible success as they begin this newest journey in their lives.”
- Leonard Hamilton, Florida State University Men’s Basketball Head Coach

“Corey has the perfect blend of coaching talent and personal warmth that we were seeking. He will be a great and winning head coach for Stetson University.”
- Dr. Wendy Libby, Stetson University President

“Corey is so full of energy and his ability to communicate has always been a strong point.  He is well prepared and so happy to lead his own program.  I’m excited for everyone at Stetson.  They’re going to win and have some fun.”
- Bill Self, Kansas University Men’s Basketball Head Coach

“Corey Williams has the total package. He’s a great coach, a tremendous recruiter, and an even better person.  Stetson University has made an outstanding hire!”
- Scott Sutton, Oral Roberts University Men’s Basketball Head Coach

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