Arlisa Williams brings 25 years of NCAA Division I volleyball coaching experience including 12 years as a head volleyball coach at Georgetown University. During her time in the collegiate ranks, Williams coached several all-american, all region and all conference players as well as assisted the University of Florida Volleyball program to four NCAA tournament appearances which include back to back NCAA Final Four appearances and a 2003 National Title Appearance.
Prior to her stint at Florida, Williams helped guide American University to an impressive 52-8 record during her two seasons at the school. The Eagles went 14-0 in the Patriot League in 2001 and earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, just one year after winning the Colonial Athletic Association conference title.
Recruiting was a primary focus for Williams during her time in the collegiate coaching ranks. Williams played a major role in bringing in the #2 and #5 recruiting classes in the nation while at Florida. She followed that up with four recruiting classes recognized by PrepVolleyball.com including the #29 class in the country in 2015 as the Head Coach at Geogetown University.
Williams was a standout player at the University of Wisconsin. During her final year with the Badgers, Williams broke the school's block record, kill record, and block solos record. Today, she still ranks in the top five of several career records: third in blocks (618), fourth in kills (1,495), third in total points (1,955.5), and first in block solos (162). Williams was a member of Wisconsin's 1990 Big Ten Championship team and was a captain in her senior year. She was a three time All-Big Ten Selection and twice garnered AVCA All-Mideast Region honors.
Williams has a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies and a minor in Journalism and Communication from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Virginia Tech. Williams resides in Washington DC with her family. She is the proud mother of two sons.