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Brian Williams
Position: Assistant Coach
Brian Williams Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 09/12/2013

   Brian Williams, who will oversee Ball State’s distance runners, joins the Cardinals’ staff after serving as the head cross country coach for both the boys’ and girls’ programs at Frankton High School since the 2000 season. Williams, who was a teacher at both Anderson Community Schools (2004-11) and Frankton-Lapel Community Schools (2011-13), also served as the boys’ and girls’ track coach at Frankton Junior High (2007-08), the boys’ basketball coach at Frankton Junior High (2007-08) and the assistant track & field coach at Frankton High School (2001-02).

   “Brian was an NAIA nation champion for Anderson and has been a very successful coach at both the high school and collegiate levels over the years,” Heisler said. “I could not be more thrilled that someone with Brian’s background and knowledge will be a part of our program. He has taken the position of our distance coach and will be an immediate positive influence for our team.”

   Prior to his high school coaching career, Williams was an assistant cross country/track & field coach at his alma mater Anderson University from 1988-96. A 2000 inductee into the Anderson University Athletics Hall of Fame, Williams was a four-time All-American and two-time national champion in the mile run in indoor track. He was a four-time all-conference selection and five-time All-American in outdoor track. In cross country, Williams was a three-time all-conference and all-district runner and a three-time All-American in cross country.