CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina University track and field program announced the addition of Charone Williams to its coaching staff as an assistant for both the men's and women's teams. Williams joins the Chanticleers immediately for the current indoor and upcoming outdoor seasons. In addition, Christopher Courson, in his third season as an assistant, has been elevated to oversee the men's and women's sprint, jump and hurdle event areas.
Williams will assist Courson with the Chanticleer male and female sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers, and will work specifically with athletes on the technical aspects of the long jump, triple jump and high jump.
"Coach Williams is a great addition to our coaching staff," head women's track and field coach Alan Conniesaid. "He has a strong background in coaching. We're excited about he and coach Courson continuing to advance our sprint/jump/hurdle event group to even greater achievements."
Head men's track and field coach Jeff Jacobs added "We are very excited to add Charone to our coaching staff. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in coaching the sprint, jump and hurdle events. Coach Courson's promotion is well-deserved. He has been an integral part of our success since joining the coaching staff."
Prior to joining the staff at Coastal, Williams served as assistant track and field coach at the University of North Florida for two years, where he directed the women's short sprints, jumps and multi events, along with men's and women's hurdles. He also assisted with development in the pole vault and served as the program's academic liaison. While at UNF, Williams coached athletes to seven school records, two conference championships and one NCAA meet.
In September 2013, Williams joined the track and field staff at Georgia Southern University as a volunteer assistant. He was in charge of men's and women's jumps while assisting with sprints and hurdles, in addition to contributing to the program's recruiting efforts.
Prior to going to North Florida, Williams worked as an assistant coach at the high school level for seven years at PK Young High School and Flagler Palm Coast High School in Florida. During his tenure, Williams helped lead the schools to a combined to win five state championships.
As a student-athlete, Williams had a three-year career as a member of the men's team at Auburn University. He specialized in the 400-meter hurdles, while also running the indoor 400 meters, indoor and outdoor 4x400 relay and the outdoor 4x100. In 2003, he was a member of the Tigers' NCAA Championships runner-up team. Williams received his bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Central Florida.