Shaquala Williams joined High Major Sports in 2014 after six years of coaching in the WNBA and Division I level. A 2003 graduate of the University of Oregon, graduating with a B.S. in Sociology in 2003 and M.S. in Sports Management in 2011. Williams was a four-year starter for the women’s basketball team, leading the Ducks to the 1999 and 2000 Pac-12 Conference Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances.
She was named the 1999 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, 2000 Pac-12 Player of the Year and Kodak All-American and 2002 First-Team All-Pac-12. Williams played USA Basketball winning a gold medal at the World University Games (2001). Williams played professionally from 2003-2007 in the WNBA with the Los Angeles Sparks, Seattle Storm and abroad in Poland and Turkey.
Williams spent two years as an Assistant Coach and Advanced Scout for the Seattle Storm. As the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Seattle University, she helped lead the Redhawks win the 2013 WAC regular season champions and advanced to the 2013 WNIT.
Williams served as an assistant coach at Sacramento State University for the 2011-12 season. The Hornets advanced to the 2012 Big Sky Tournament semifinals.
Williams joined the Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball Program as a video coordinator for the 2006-07 season. That year, the Commodores were the SEC Champions and advanced to the 2007 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament second round.