Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Richard N. Williams

Richard N. Williams

Year Inducted: 1999
Category: Baseball Coach/Football


- Head baseball coach at Catawba, 1990-94
- His teams won back-to-back SAC championships, 1992-93
- Baseball record as head coach at Catawba: 137-69
- Baseball MVP Award named in his honor in 1994
- His 1992 Catawba team had highest winning percentage in NCAA Division II (38-7) and perfect 21-0 in conference play
- Played football (fullback) at Catawba, 1953-55
- Student assistant coach at Catawba, 1956
- Athletic director at East Mecklenburg High School, 1957-88 (coached football, track, baseball and golf)
- Charlotte high school track meet named in his honor (Dick Williams Relays)
- President, N.C. Coaches Association, 1974
- President, N.C. Athletic Directors Assoc., 1978
- National high school rules committee, 1974-78
- N.C. Athletic Director of the year, 1978
- Recipient of Order of the Long Leaf Pine, 1978
- Drafted by N.Y. Giants baseball team, 1947
- Baseball career cut short by Korean War
- Catawba College Chiefs Club director, 1995-present

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