Vicksburg High School ninth grade head basketball coach Julius Williams has a history of leading young players to win.
Williams was born and raised in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, where he played football for Crystal Springs High School and graduated in 2000. He went on to play for Copiah-Lincoln Community College and West Virginia State University.
Williams finished his bachelor’s degree at Jackson State University in 2008 and began coaching football at Vicksburg Junior High that same year. He received his master’s degree from Alcorn State University in 2011.
He remained on the football coaching staff until 2015 when he was named as the VJHS head basketball coach for the 2015-16 school year and had a 19-1 Little Six Championship season.
After his successful season at the junior high, Williams was brought to Vicksburg High School by former VHS coaches Dellie C. Robinson and Kelvin Carter.
“I would like to thanks coach Robinson and coach Carter who stuck their necks out for me and trusted me,” Williams said. Williams also credited his wife Melissa and their two kids for his success.
Williams has been the ninth grade head coach at Vicksburg High since 2017 and has had winning seasons ever since taking over. His team this year is undefeated with an 8-0 record.
“My goal is to make every player a better man and human being,” Williams said.
Williams also works with the varsity basketball team with coach Carter, which has a 1-1 record. They start playing again in December.
Williams and his ninth grade players will play Clinton next Monday as they will strive to remain undefeated.