Pacia Life sends Congratulations to Entrepreneur, Olympian, and Basketball Coach Natalie Williams in your latest endeavor of taking a dream into reality. Natalie
In June of 2016, Natalie was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame! But being an Entrepreneur and business owner takes on a whole new set of challenges and expertise. “I’m so grateful to be a coach and to be coached in every area of my life!” – Natalie Williams.
Natalie Williams Basketball Academy mission is to empower young athletes of all ages through positive and fun training. Teaching athletes innovative drills and skill work, as well as helping to increase their understanding of the game and build their self-confidence. NWBA’s goal is to help all athletes become better fundamentally and more well rounded as players, as well as teaching them to become positive leaders and contributors in society.
Natalie is extremely excited to train and coach young elite athletes and young adults in all areas of their lives.
She coached High School for nine years and Club for the past 3 years. She believes it is her life goal to give back and share what she has learned from all her incredible experiences.
Sharing not only her basketball knowledge but the important life lessons that playing competitive sports has taught her. Natalie is from Taylorsville, Utah.
Education: UCLA Bachelor of Arts, Sociology 1994
Experience: 2014-2016 Utah Flash Director and Head Coach
2011-2014 : Juan Diego High School Head Girls Basketball Coach
2009- 2011: Worked as a Mentor for Athletic Quest, helped and prepared High School Athletes for college.
2005-2010: High school assistant basketball coach for Skyline High School where I helped lead the Lady Eagles to 2 State championships (06’ 08)
2005-2008: WNBA Regional Scout -assessed college players for the WNBA.
2003-2005: WNBA Power forward, starter for the Indiana Fever. 3 year team captain
1999-2002: WNBA Power forward, starter for the Utah Starzz.
1998-2002: Gold Medalist with the USA National Basketball Team
1997-1999: ABL Power forward, starter for the Portland Power as well as 3 year captain
1994- 1996: Member of the USA National Volleyball Team where I trained and travelled all over the world competing at the highest competitive level.
1990- 1994: UCLA Women’s Basketball Team 4 year starter
1989-1993: UCLA Women’s Volleyball Team 4 year starter NCAA Division 1 First team. 1990 & 1991 National Champion.
• 2000 USA Women’s Basketball Olympic Gold Medalist
• 1998, 2002 Basketball World Champion Gold Medalist
• 2004, Inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame• 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999 WNBA All-Star
• 2001, 2000, 1999 First team all WNBA
• 1999 USA Basketball player of the year
• 1998 ABL MVP and ABL All-Star
• One of the Top 5 Rebounders in Women’s Basketball History
• 1990, 1991 NCAA Volleyball National Champion
• 4 time NCAA Volleyball First Team All American
• 1992 NCAA Volleyball Player of the Year
• 1994 NCAA Basketball Kodak First Team All American
• Pac 10 Athlete of the decade
• UTAH Female Athlete of the Century