Assistant Coach

Tamika Williams-Jeter Background image of Tamika Williams-Jeter coaching from the sideline.

Third Season / Connecticut, 2002

A two-time national champion and a seven-year veteran of the WNBA, Tamika Williams-Jeter enters her third season as a member of the Lady Lion program. Her sideline experience also includes six seasons at Ohio State (2003-08), two at Kansas (2009-10) and, most recently, two years at Kentucky (2015-16), all as an assistant coach.

Jeter coaches the Lady Lion post players, takes a leading role in opponent scouting, assists in all aspects of recruiting, and serves as special situations coordinator.


  • Seven-season veteran in the WNBA
  • No. 6 overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx
  • Two-time National Champion with UConn (2000 and 2002)
  • NCAA field goal percentage record holder at .703 percent
  • AP All-America Honorable Mention and Naismith Player of the Year candidate (2001-02)
  • Most Outstanding Performer, 2000 NCAA Championship

Student-Athlete DevelopmentSuccess

Penn State

  • Helped post players improve 2-point shooting percentage from .481 to .497 (2016-17)
  • Helped Kaliyah Mitchell cap her career with honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades, averaging 7.2 points and a team-best 5.8 rebounds per game (2017)


  • Helped freshman Alexis Jennings earn SEC All-Freshman Team honors (2015)
  • Helped Azia Bishop post career-highs in field goal percentage (54.3), blocks (53), rebounds (5.5), and points (6.3) during her senior season (2014-15)
  • Helped develop three other all-conference performers
  • Help Jenn O’Neill develop into the two-time SEC 6th Player of the Year, ending her career ranked No. 12 on the Wildcats career scoring charts


  • Tutored Krysten Boogaard and Carolyn Davis to All-Big XII honors. Both student-athletes ended their careers as members of the KU 1,000-point club.

Ohio State

  • Helped Courtney Coleman (2003), Jessica Davenport (2007), Jantell Lavender (2011), and Debbie Merrill (2006) to WNBA Draft selection
  • Helped Jantell Lavendar become a four-time Big Ten Player of the Year
  • Helped Jessica Davenport become the Buckeyes first three-time All-American honoree and the only three-time unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year selection (2005, 2006 & 2007)