Midknight Robin and Kerry Adderly talk with Oklahoma Men’s Gymnastics head coach Mark Williams about his early start in coaching, senior national team updates, most memorable NCAA and Olympic moment.
About Coach Williams
8-Time NCAA National Champion
8-Time NCAA National Coach of the Year
2016 Team USA Head Coach for Olympic Games
Williams was named the head coach at Oklahoma in 2000 and has positioned the program as a national contender every year with an overall mark of 433-36 (.923) in 17 seasons at the helm.
In addition to the seven national titles, the Sooners have recorded seven national runner-up finishes under Williams and other gaudy numbers that include 32 individual national champions, 184 All-America honors, 14 conference team championships, 57 individual conference titles and three Nissen Emery Award winners (Steven Legendre in 2011, Jonathan Horton in 2008 and Daniel Furney in 2003), presented annually to the nation’s top senior gymnast.
Williams has also made an impact on the international level, most recently serving as the head coach for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Williams guided Team USA to a fifth place finish while two members of the team brought home three individual medals