William Milton begins his first season as the Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Women's Basketball Head Assistant Coach.
"I would first like to thank Coach Scott Morris for my addition to the Jets Women's Basketball Family, I'm excited to help lead the Jets Women's Basketball Program on and off the court and look forward to continuing the tradition of success they've had here at NOC-Enid." Milton said.
William has a diverse background in playing, coaching, recruiting, and player development. He has coached at several levels throughout his 16 years of coaching. He's coached at levels that include as a head coach at the high school level (Notre Dame H.S./Wichita Falls, TX; Coolidge H.S./Coolidge, TX; Graford H.S./Graford, TX), as a head assistant women's basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at the NJCAA Division I level (Frank Phillips College/Borger, TX; Hill College/Hillsboro, TX), as an assistant women's basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at the NCAA Division II level (Midwestern State University/Wichita Falls, TX; McMurry University/Abilene, TX), and as an interim head women's basketball coach at the NCAA Divsion II/III level (McMurry University/Abilene, TX), before his service at Northern Oklahoma College-Enid.
"I am very excited and blessed to have the opportunity to serve the Jets Family as the head assistant coach of the women's basketball program," said Milton. "I believe our team needs someone who will be passionate about the program and who will help them reach all of their goals as student-athletes in the classroom, in the community, as well as on the basketball court. I'm looking forward to filling this important role and am grateful of the opportunity. I am looking forward to building relationships with the administration, alumni, supporters, and current players. Our program will continue to produce quality student-athletes that will represent the Northern Oklahoma College-Enid brand well, on and off the court. I can't wait to hit the ground running and continue the excellence that Coach Morris has had here."
In May 2007, following his playing career, William, graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with emphasis in Sport Fitness and Management. Milton is currently continuing his education by pursuing a Master's in Education Degree in Kinesiology with emphasis in Physical Education at Fresno Pacific University.
Milton - a native of Graford, Texas. William and his wife, Ashley, reside in Enid, Oklahoma and have one child, Justice (2).
What they say about Milton:
"I am very excited to have had Will on the Lady Rebels staff. He is a person of great character and took great pride in building the Hill College women's basketball program during the entirety of his stint here. I am very happy to have had him on board as we took the program to another level."
-Scott Hyland, Head Women's Basketball Coach at Hill College
"Will is by far one of the most engaging and enthusiastic young coaches I've ever met. He is a tireless working and is always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. I have been around several young men in my life and Will is certainly someone who I would rate at the top of my list. He is someone who continues to push himself to become better in every aspect of our profession. Northern Oklahoma-Enid is fortunate to have someone of Will's caliber."
-Joshua Prock, Head Women's Basketball Coach at Eastern New Mexico University
"William is a tireless worker at making himself better. The windfall from his persistence is that he makes those around him step back, account for themselves, and try to match his intensity. He loves the game which drives others to be better. His character and dedication to a family atmosphere are important, as well as his proven ability to recruit. He knows the game of basketball and was a big asset to our player development on and off the court."
-Veronica Snow, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Angelo State University (Milton's former Athletics Director and Head Women's Basketball Coach at McMurry University)