LOS ANGELES, CA (Jan. 22, 2019) – Sparks Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler announced today the hiring of Fred Williams as assistant coach. Williams most recently served as head coach of the Dallas Wings from 2014 to 2018 and has coached professional and collegiate women’s basketball for over 35 years. He, along with Latricia Trammell, will make up the coaching staff led by head coach Derek Fisher.
“I’m excited to add Fred to the Sparks family,” Fisher said. “Fred knows the WNBA as well as anyone in the business and has incredible experience, including guiding a team to the WNBA Finals. He will be a great addition to what we’re building in Los Angeles.”
Williams’ head coaching resume includes the University of Southern California (1995-1997), the Utah Starrz (1999-2001), the Atlanta Dream (2012-2013), who he led to the WNBA Finals in 2013, and the Wings.
“I’m humbled and appreciative for the opportunity be a part of the Sparks family,” Williams said. “In watching the Sparks over the years, it’s clear that the fans and the Sparks ownership group is committed to bringing another championship to Los Angeles. I look forward to working alongside Coach Fisher in pursuit of that goal.”
Williams is from Inglewood, California and is a graduate of Boise State University.