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Aug. 29, 2000

The University of Tulsa Head Volleyball Coach Matt Sonnichsen announced today the resignation of assistant coach Cory Williams. Williams has accepted the head coaching position at Lake Highlands H.S. in Dallas, Texas.

Entering her third season as an assistant coach for The University of Tulsa volleyball program, Williams was involved in all phases of coaching but worked specifically with the setters.

Williams came to Tulsa after spending one year at Alvardo High School in Texas as the head volleyball coach.

Prior to that, she coached one season at Bynum (Texas) High School. In addition to her high school coaching responsibilities, Williams served as an assistant coach with the Metroplex Junior Club team (now the Texas Advantage) regarded as one of the premier junior volleyball programs in the state of Texas.

Williams played collegiately at Baylor University and left there as one of the career leaders in hitting percentage. As a senior, she led the Southwest Conference and ranked 21st nationally in hitting percentage with a .372 average. She was a three-time all-conference performer, earning first-team honors as a sophomore, and second-team merits during her junior and senior seasons. Williams also earned all-region honors both her sophomore and junior seasons and was selected to the league's all-academic team as a senior.

As a freshman, Williams was selected as the Southwest Conference's Newcomer of the Year and was invited to participate in the Elite Camp at the Olympic Training Center.

Following her collegiate career, Williams was selected to train with the 1996 National Volleyball Team in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

"While I am happy for Cory to return to her hometown to be closer to family and friends, as she and her husband raise their family, I am sad to see her leave TU," said TU Sonnichsen. "Cory was central in our efforts to bring stability to TU volleyball and get this program headed in the right direction. She will be missed."