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Coordinator of women's basketball officials for the American Athletic and Big East conferences

Former NCAA national coordinator of women's basketball officiating

Womens's NCAA basketball secretary-rules editor

Former collegiate basketball coach, administrator, instructor, official and student-athlete

Member of National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Board of Directors 2015-16


A student-athlete at Louisiana Tech in the early 1980s in both basketball and softball, Williamson (formerly Primeaux) helped lead the Lady Techsters to four Womens's Final Four appearances and was co-captain of the 1984 team. Louisiana Tech won the first NCAA women's basketball national championship in 1982.

Her coaching career included being the head women's volleyball coach at Louisiana Tech (1985-86), assistant women's basketball coach at Southeastern Louisiana (1986-87), and assistant basketball (1987-91) and head softball coach at Georgia Southern (1993-94).

From 1995 to '98, Williamson was an instructor for health and kinesiology at North Harris Montgomery County Community College. In 2001, she joined the staff at Campbell University as an instructor in the department of exercise science. She remained at Campbell until 2004, when she left to join NC State as a teaching assistant professor in the physical education department.

Williamson served on the officiating staffs for several conferences, including the Big South, Colonial Athletic, Peach Belt, South Athletic, Carolinas-Virginia Athletic, USA South and Old Dominion Athletic. She worked in numerous NCAA tournament games, including three regionals at the NCAA Division II level.

Joined the NCAA in 2006 as secretary-rules editor and added the role of national coordinator of women's basketball officiating in 2011. “We have made great strides on both the rules and officiating fronts because of the teamwork amongst key stakeholders in our game that include the rules committee, WCBO, WBCA, coordinators of officials and the officials themselves. During her time as the national coordinator and secretary-rules editor with the NCAA, Williamson assisted with the formation of a national officials working group, was instrumental in the development of the online NCAA Women's Basketball Officiating Center Court hosted on the Arbiter Sports website and led women's basketball officiating efforts that included enhanced consistency during the regular and postseason. Under Williamson, the NCAA emphasized more consistent rules enforcement, consensus building between the major stakeholders in women's basketball, a more active regional advisor program, an increase in accountability of Division I officials and a more comprehensive selection system.

An author of numerous publications and research abstracts in sports management, Williamson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education from Louisiana Tech in 1985, followed with a Master of Science degree in health and physical education in '86, also from Louisiana Tech. Williamson received a Doctorate of Education degree in 2000 from the University of Houston.