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Williams out as SIU Women's Soccer Coach

Grant Williams SIU Soccer Coach
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SIU Women's Head Soccer Coach Grant Williams

SIU has fired Women's Head Soccer Coach Grant Williams.

Interim Athletic Director Matt Kupec say Williams was terminated without cause. The Soccer Salukis finished the fall season winless - going 0-15-1 and 0-8 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Williams came to SIU in 2018 to launch the women's soccer program.

SIU had it's best season under Williams in 2019 with a 5-10-2 record in the team's inaugural season. SIU has not won a conference match the last two-seasons under Williams. He was placed on administrative leave in September.

Williams came to SIU from Valley rival Evansville where he was an assistant coach. A national search will be conducted immediately for Williams' replacement.

Jeff Williams is the Associate Director for Radio and Station Manager for WSIU Radio. Jeff is a native of southern Illinois and has been in broadcasting for 30 years. After graduating with a degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he worked in radio and television news in Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. before returning to WSIU Radio in 1997, as Morning Edition anchor/reporter. Jeff served as News Director from 2001 to 2015. He assumed Station Manager duties in 2004. WSIU is operated by Southern Illinois University Carbondale. It signed on the air in September 1958.