Converse Athletics welcomes Allie Williams, of Austin, TX, as the first ever Assistant Acrobatics and Tumbling Coach. Williams will be joining former teammate and fellow Baylor University alum Head Coach Keegan Johnson.
"I am thrilled we are welcoming Allie [Williams] as the assistant coach," said Johnson. "Her background as a former acrobatics and tumbling athlete, coupled with her position experience as a top, is exactly what I'm looking for as we continue to build Converse Acrobatics and Tumbling. Her strengths as an athlete will definitely be an asset coaching, as we begin our inaugural season of competition."
Williams joins Converse after a very distinguished career at Baylor University. During her time at Baylor, she was a critical component to three National Titles (2015, 2016, 2017). Additionally, Williams was able to secure individual Event National Titles in 5 element Acro (2015), Pyramid Heat 1 (2015), and multiple titles in Pyramid Heat 2 (2015, 2017). Her level of excellence was not only limited to competition. Williams was a very successful student-athlete, earning Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team Honors (2014), Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2017) and Second Team Academic All-Big 12 Honors (2015, 2017).
Williams will graduate this May, with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies. She will be working towards obtaining her Master of Liberal Arts with a concentration in English as a Graduate Assistant while at Converse.
Along with years of experience through her gymnastics background, Williams brings coaching experience as a gymnastics instructor and Baylor University clinic coach.
"I am very excited to start this new journey at Converse College. I am extremely passionate about the sport of Acrobatics and Tumbling and the opportunity to coach the next generation of female athletes," said Williams. "I cannot wait to make history as we begin competition for our inaugural season. As a former Acrobatics and Tumbling athlete, I understand the commitment and work ethic required to compete at high level. I hope to use that experience and translate it into becoming a successful coach at Converse College. Go Valkyries!"
Converse Acrobatics and Tumbling is set to begin their first season of competition in the Spring of 2018.