Larry Williams begins his 7th season at the helm for the women's basketball team. This past season the Eagle's once again made history as they made the NAIA Women's Basketball National Tournament for the second consecutive year and defeated third rank Freed-Hardeman (TN) and made it to the round of sixteen.
In the 2011-12 season, the Eagles claimed the HAAC conference tournament title and qualifying for the NAIA national tournament for the first time in history.
His overall record is 120-72 and in his six years has brought the program from the bottom of the conference to the top.
His teams are known for their strong team play, disciplined attack, strong defense and determination of never quitting. Although winning is important on the court, he is more proud of the achievement in the classroom by his players. They have won the “Geer Cup” that goes to the athletic team with the highest GPA four out of the last six years with a current team GPA of 3.34.
He is a 1965 graduate of Windsor High School, Windsor, MO and played college basketball at Highland Junior College (1965-67) and Central Missouri (1967-69) where he was captain his senior year.
Coach Williams is a Vietnam Vet, serving in the Army from 1970-72. After serving his duty, he returned back to CMU and received his BSE and BSM.
Coach Williams retired from education and is now a full time employee of Avila University. His wife, Patty of 37 years recently retired as an elementary counselor in the Independence School District. Larry and Patty have two daughters: Lindsay, her husband Rick, and son Kaden and daughter Decklan of Russellville, MO and Morgan, her husband Andy, and sons Maddux, Tucker, Hudson and daughter Finlee of Blue Springs, MO.
The Williams Era
Year Overall Recrod HAAC *Notes
2006-2007 18-13 10-10
2007-2008 17-15 11-9
2008-2009 24-7 15-5
2009-2010 19-12 13-7
2010-2011 20-13 12-8 HAAC Tournament
2011-2012 22-11 14-4 National Tournament
Round of Sixteen
Overall 120-72 75-43