The TCNJ men’s basketball coach Kelly Williams has been the Lions head coach for the past five seasons.
He brought in several new players to this year’s team. Yet, the Lions have struggled in the first 11 games so far.
As of today, the Lions were 3-8 on the year and return to action on Saturday night. They ended the year with a one-game win streak after defeating Western Connecticut State on December 29th.
The 3-8 record so far is just shy of the 3-9 record that the Lions had going into the 2011 part of that season. They finished that year with a 4-21 mark.
That year was the worst record that Williams has had at his alma mater thus far.
He only has 16 wins in the past three seasons. He had nine wins in the 2011-12 season, and 4 wins in 2010-2011.
His best season came in 2009-10 when the Lions won 13 games. He had 39 wins with the Lions as their head coach.
It is a long ways from the success that he had at Mercer County Community College, before taking the TCNJ men’s basketball coaching job. He served as the Vikings men’s basketball coach from 1999 to 2008.
He was a 154-100 and guided the Vikings to six Garden State Athletic Conference Championships. They also went to three National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Regional XIX Finals.
Yet, he hasn’t had any postseason success with the Lions. In February 2009, the Lions lost to Rutgers-Newark in the first round of the NJAC playoffs.
The Lions lost that game by the score of 77-66. That was their lone opportunity to advance to the postseason under his tenure at TCNJ.