Alex Williams returned home to the state of Washington when he was hired to join Matt Thurmond's staff on Sept. 1.
"I've known Alex since he was a junior golfer and we recruited him," Thurmond said. "He has excelled in everything he has done. With his intelligence, skills with people, integrity, leadership, golf knowledge, and competitive experience, he will make an outstanding coach here at UW.
"We believe he will be next in a line of great Assistant Coaches in our program."
Williams spent 2010-11 as the assistant at Army under his former college coach, Brian Watts. He helped Army to the Patriot League Championship where they advanced to the NCAA regional in Tucson, Ariz. Prior to joining the staff at Army, he spent 2009-10 teaching English in Peru.
In the summer of 2011, Williams played in the U.S. Public Links Championship at Bandon Dunes where he advanced to the Round of 32. Williams also played at the U.S. Amateur Championship in Erin, Wis., where he missed the cut by three shots.
Williams played collegiately at Oregon State from 2006-09 and earned a History degree. He was a member of the All-Pac-10 Academic team three times and was named the Pac-10 Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete as a senior in 2009. Williams also earned GCAA All-American Scholar recognition in 2009.
During his playing career with the Beavers he earned one win, taking medalist honors at the 2008 NW Winter Shootout. He finished his Beavers' career third all-time in rounds played (132) and was a two year captain. The Beavers advanced to regionals three times during Williams' collegiate career.
A native Washingtonian, Williams graduated from Skyview HS in Vancouver, Wash. in 2005. He was the Regional Player of the Year as a senior and a four-time Greater St. Helens All-League and All-Academic selection.
"I'm from the area and I've known about the program for a long time and I'm really excited to be a part of the UW Golf tradition," Williams said. "I'm excited to get started and I look forward to helping the team win many championships."