Shaeeta Williams joined the LSU women’s basketball staff in July 2015 as Director of Basketball Operations. In her position, she oversees all day-to-day aspects of the Tiger program, including practice schedules, compliance, team travel, the student managerial staff and equipment. She also assists with managing summer camps, recruiting visits and the program’s budget.
Williams came to LSU after spending two seasons as the head coach of her alma mater, Brusly High School. In her second stint as the coach for the Lady Panthers, Williams led the team to the second round of the state playoffs in each of her two seasons at the helm.
Before returning to Louisiana, Williams served as the special assistant at the University of Texas for several years. Under her former coach, Gail Goestenkors, Williams aided in the day-to-day program responsibilities, directing UT basketball summer camps, coordinating basketball video work, and serving as the program’s liaison for community relations efforts which were coordinated through UT’s student services and marketing areas.
Williams, a four-year letterwinner at Duke University under Goestenkors from 1993-98, was a member of Goestenkors’ first recruiting class. Williams was the recipient of the Blue Devil Club Student-Athlete of the Year award, which is presented to the top rising senior who exemplifies excellence, academic achievement, leadership and sportsmanship. Williams was a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection at Duke.
After completing her playing days, Williams served as an assistant coach with the Blue Devils in 2001-02. She transitioned into an administrative role with the Blue Devils for six years, which included, among other tasks, marketing, promotions, community relations, academic support, video editing and recruiting. She also served as the director of the Blue Devils’ summer basketball camps. Before returning to Durham, she began her first stint as the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Brusly High School, for two years. She also served as assistant women’s basketball coach at DePaul for the 1998-99 season.
As a prep basketball player, Williams was the district most valuable player for three straight years, while being a first team all-state selection three times. She also competed in volleyball, track and field and softball at Brusly, earning all-state honors every year in softball and helping lead the school to a state championship. She earned a state track championship in the 4x100m, and was twice honored as an all-state player in volleyball.
Williams has lead the Coach Sha’s Bootcamp classes in the Brusly community since July 2013. She and her husband, Barnell, have a son, Seth, and reside in Addis.