Aug. 22, 2011
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-Amanda Williams has enjoyed her fair share of success on the playing field this summer as she returns to the Herd dugout to assist head coach Shonda Stanton again this season.
Williams, who will begin her sixth season with the Marshall coaching staff, was a member of the Chicago Bandits squad that won the National Pro Fastpitch Championship this summer. The former Herd standout collected two RBIs, three walks, six stolen bases, and three runs in 22 games as an outfielder.
"It has been an honor to be back with the Chicago Bandits and to bring the Cowles Cup to Rosemont," said Williams. "The city and the Bandits staff have been so instrumental in making this a championship year. We beat a talented team in the USSSA Pride and we peaked at the right time. It was a great summer and I now look forward to working towards a championship with the Herd."
This wasn't Williams' first crown. She also won a title in 2009 with the Rockford Thunder. This marked Williams' sixth season of professional softball, including stops in Chicago in 2006, Rockford from 2007-09 and Tennessee in 2010.
Williams finished her playing days at Marshall, capping a career that included setting school records for hits (265), runs scored (184), at bats (717), doubles (72), RBI (142) and total bases (408). She earned three first-team All-Mid-American Conference berths and also was a first-team All-Conference USA selection in 2006.
The native of Powder Springs, GA., first joined Marshall's coaching staff in 2006 before being promoted to assistant in 2008.