Softball Head Coach
Athletic DepartmentEmail Mr. Williams
B.S., Guilford College
About Mr. Williams
David Williams is in his second season as head coach of the Presbyterian College softball program, having taken over in June of 2018. He is the ninth coach in PC’s softball history.
During his first season at the helm of the Blue Hose in 2019, Williams guided Presbyterian to a seven-win improvement over the prior campaign. Following the season, PC’s Jonnie Petree was selected Second Team All-Big South and Kiley Kross earned a spot on the conference’s All-Freshman team.
In 13 seasons as a head coach prior to coming to PC, Williams amassed a 336-323-1 overall record. He coached one All-American, one Academic All-American, seven All-Region Selections, 14 All-Conference Selections, one South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, one South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year, five Academic All-Region selections and two South Atlantic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year honorees.
Williams spent seven years as the head softball coach at Morehead State. The Greensboro, N.C., native led the Eagles to Ohio Valley Conference tournament appearances in five of his last six seasons.
The Eagles had five seasons with more than 22 wins during his tenure and posted a winning record in each of his last two years for the first time since 2010. Five players earned OVC All-Conference honors over his last three seasons. MSU was successful in the classroom as well, with his teams never registering under a 3.3 GPA, and carrying a combined GPA of at least 3.4 the last four years.
In 2018, the Eagles finished with 28 wins and an upset win over Southeast Missouri in the OVC Tournament. The 28 wins were the most for the program since the 2009 season.
He coached Chelsea McManaway, who was seventh in the nation in strikeouts in 2018 and third in the nation in shutouts in 2017. In 2013, the Eagles finished with the 22nd best batting average in the nation.
Williams led the softball program at Mars Hill for six seasons and saw unprecedented success. The Lions had five consecutive winning seasons and earned a trip to the NCAA Division II Regionals in 2010. While leading the Lions, Williams earned 2007 South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year honors. His 2007, 2008 and 2010 teams finished the year ranked among the top-10 in the region. In 2010, his Mars Hill team ranked second in the nation in defense.
All six of his Mars Hill teams combined for 3.0 grade point averages or better. His 2010 team posted a 3.54 mark to rank as the highest GPA of any team sport in the SAC.
Prior to leading Mars Hill, Williams spent three seasons as the head softball coach at Western Guilford High School. He also led the North Carolina Sun Devils 18-and-under fast-pitch softball travel team.
Williams, who graduated from Guilford College with a degree in management, played baseball at Belmont Abbey (N.C.) in 1996 and 1997 and Emory and Henry (Va.) in 1998.
He and his wife, Jennifer, have one daughter, Adley, and two sons, Brantley and Berkley.
David Williams Coaching Career
2011-2018 – Head Softball Coach – Morehead State
2005-2011 – Head Softball Coach – Mars Hill
2002-2005 – Head Varsity Softball Coach – Western Guilford High School
2004-2005 – Head Softball Coach/President – NC Sundevils Fastpitch Softball