Buzz Williams

Buzz Williams (born September 1, 1972)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Texas A&M Aggies
Current conference: Southeastern Conference (SEC)
New Orleans record: 14-17 (.452)
Marquette record: 139-69 (.668)
Virginia Tech record: 100-69 (.592)
Texas A&M record: 74-47 (.612)
Overall record: 327-202 (.618)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Texas A&M
2014-2019 Virginia Tech
2008-2014 Marquette
2007-2008 Marquette (asst)
2006-2007 New Orleans
2004-2006 Texas A&M (asst)
2000-2004 Colorado State (asst)
1999-2000 Northwestern State (asst)
1998-1999 Texas A&M-Kingsville (asst)
1994-1998 Texas-Arlington (asst)

Buzz Williams Facts

  • Brent Langdon Williams
  • Born September 1, 1972
  • Hometown: Van Alstyne, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Oklahoma City University (BS, 1994) / Texas A&M-Kingsville (MS, 1999)
  • Began coaching right after graduation, Eddie McCarter‘s staff at Texas-Arlington in 1994
  • Spent time as an assistant at D-II Texas A&M-Kingsville (under Pete Peterson), Northwestern State (under Mike McConathy), Colorado State (under Dale Layer) and Texas A&M (under Billy Gillispie) before being hired in 2006 as the head coach at New Orleans
  • After one season at UNO, Williams joined Tom Crean‘s staff at Marquette as an assistant coach
  • Just one year later, Crean left for Indiana and Williams was named the Golden Eagles’ head coach
  • Left in 2014 to become the next head coach at Virginia Tech, quickly taking a 9-22 team to 20 wins and a NIT berth in two years
    • Reached three straight NCAA Tournaments from 2017-19, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in 2019
  • Hired in April 2019 to become the head coach at Texas A&M; went 16-14 (10-8 SEC) in his first season
    • In his third year, Williams and the Aggies just missed the NCAA Tournament but finished as NIT Runner-up
    • Williams was named SEC COY by the media in 2020 and again by the league’s coaches in 2023; received a contract extension through 2027-28
  • Along with his wife, Corey, has two daughters and two sons

Buzz Williams Coaching Tree