Mo Williams

Mo Williams (born December 19, 1982)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Jackson State Tigers
Current conference: Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)
Alabama State record: 14-35 (.286)
Jackson State record: 29-36 (.446)
Overall record: 43-71 (.377)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Jackson State
2020-2022 Alabama State
2018-2020 Cal State Northridge (asst)

Mo Williams Facts

  • Maurice Williams
  • Born December 19, 1982
  • Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
  • Alma Mater: University of Alabama (2001-03)
  • Starred at Murrah HS in Jackson, MS; as a senior in 2001, Williams was named Mississippi Mr. Basketball
  • Went on to play two seasons for head coach Mark Gottfried and the Alabama Crimson Tide
    • Named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2002 and earned All-SEC Third Team honors in 2003
  • Left school in 2003 and entered the draft, where he was selected in the second round by the Utah Jazz
    • Played in the NBA for seven different franchises from 2003 until his retirement in 2017
    • Was an NBA All-Star in 2009 and won an NBA Championship with Cleveland in 2016
    • Coaches he played for include Jerry Sloan (UTA), Tyrone Corbin (UTA), Terry Porter (MKE), Larry Krystkowiak (MKE), Mike Brown (CLE), Byron Smith (CLE), David Blatt (CLE), Tyronn Lue (CLE), Vinny Del Negro (LAC), Terry Stotts (MKE/POR), Flip Saunders (MIN) and Steve Clifford (CHA)
  • Joined the coaching staff of his former coach Gottfried at Cal State Northridge in 2018
  • In May 2020, Williams was named the head coach at Alabama State in the SWAC
    • Went 14-35 in two seasons at the helm before resigning in March 2022
  • Hired in March 2022 to be the head coach at his hometown school, Jackson State

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