Stefanie Williams, a 28-time All-American and four-time national champion for Georgia, returns for her second season as an assistant coach. Williams works with the backstroke and middle distance groups.
In 2013, Williams helped coach Ty Stewart to the school record in the men's 200 backstroke. Stewart and Jared Markham (fourth) posted two of the top five times in the 200 backstroke in school history, while Stewart (fourth) and Anival Rodriguez (seventh) had top-10 efforts in the 100 backstroke.
Before returning to Athens, Williams spent four years with the Ohio State women's team, including serving in 2011-12 as associate head coach. She was an assistant coach for Missouri's men and women for three years.
Williams helped the Lady Bulldogs win three NCAA and three SEC titles during her career from 1999-2002. She earned the maximum 28 All-America certificates (24 First-Team and four Honorable Mention). Williams was a member of four national championship relays, helping the 200 and 400 freestyle relays set American records in 2002. She was a two-time SEC champion in the 200 freestyle and was on 10 victorious relays at the SECs. Williams left Georgia with the school mark in the 200 freestyle and still ranks in the top 10 in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle. A team captain her senior year, Williams twice was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and graduated with a degree in Sports Communications.