Derryk Williams
Syracuse University
Derryk Williams
Assistant Coach
Division 1

Derryk Williams joined the Syracuse Volleyball coaching staff in the summer of 2018. Syracuse had a record year in 2018 with their first appearance and victory in the NCAA Tournament. During this time, the Orange finished 2nd in the country in blocks per set and had the statistical leader in hitting percentage in the country. Prior to arriving at Syracuse, Williams had stints at Hamilton College, Colgate and Ithaca College.  As an assistant coach at Hamilton during the 2017 season, Williams helped the program post its most conference wins (seven) in history on the way to earning the No. 4 seed in the NESCAC conference tournament, the best in program history. While working primarily with the team's middle blockers, Williams coached the fourth-best blocker in Division III, Margaret O'Brien, who recorded 1.24 blocks per set.   Williams spent the 2017 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Colgate following an assistant coach position in 2016. In his two seasons, the Raiders finished 36-22 overall with a 2016 runner-up finish in the Patriot League. The 2017 Raiders posted an 18-11 record before concluding their season in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC).    He began his coaching career at Ithaca College in 2015. The Bombers won the 2015 Empire 8 Tournament title for the first time since 2010 and advanced to the NCAA Regional Tournament semifinals. Ithaca posted a 31-5 overall record, featuring a 7-1 conference mark.