Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams
Previous College: Cal Poly Pomona
Position: Administrative Assistant
Experience: First Year

Vanessa Williams will serve as the Titans' administrative assistant in 2012 and will handle numerous behind-the-scenes tasks dealing with travel, community service, on-campus recruiting trips and statistics.

She joins Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman's staff following a 10-month stint (Aug. 2010 to May 2011) with the Brondby Volleyball Klub (Brondby, Denmark) as a professional volleyball player.

While competing overseas, she also served as a team ambassador, making community appearances and mentoring 11- to 14-year old girls.

As the team's middle blocker, Williams helped lead Brondby to a first-place finish in its league as well as a gold medal finish in the playoffs. She finished first in the league in serving, blocking and hitting en route to receiving the Time Vision Player of the Year Award.

In 2009, Williams moved from playing with Cal Poly Pomona to the coaching ranks. She served as Head Coach Rosie Wegrich's volunteer assistant, helping tutor the Bronco middle blockers.

She has been coaching at the club level since graduating from Rubidoux High School (Riverside, Calif.) in 2005, but has most recently served as a coach and administrative assistant at the San Gabriel Elite Volleyball Club (Pasadena, Calif.) since 2008.

Williams was a four-year letterwinner at Cal Poly Pomona from 2005-2008 for Coach Wegrich and her staff (which included current Titan Assistant Coach Vinh Nguyen).

She earned All-American status in 2008 as a senior while helping the Broncos to a 20-8 overall record and a national Top 25 finish. It was the most successful season Cal Poly Pomona has seen in over 10 years and ended in the NCAA (Div. II) Pacific Regional Final.

Williams, 24, graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2009 with a degree in English literature and language.

She currently resides in Riverside, Calif.