Xavier’s Alfred Williams wins HoopDirt.com’s NAIA weekly coaching award

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NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana’s Alfred Williams has been named HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions at the NAIA men’s basketball level for Jan. 27-Feb. 2.

During that time the Gold Rush won at home against Edward Waters (62-54) and Rust (80-59) to remain unbeaten in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. The victory against Rust was memorable; the Rush trailed by 10 points at halftime, then opened the second half with a 35-2 run.

This is the fifth season that HoopDirt.com has selected weekly winners at the NCAA, NAIA and two-year levels. Williams is the first recipient this season from an HBCU (Historically Black College or University).

HoopDirt.com announced winners Monday morning. That evening XULA defeated Philander Smith 85-56 at home to improve to 19-4 overall and 7-0 in the GCAC.

Williams is in his fourth season as XULA head coach and has an overall record of 71-47.

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