For Dayton, Tamika Williams-Jeter Prepares To Build

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Tamika Williams-Jeter has been everywhere. From the meccas of college basketball (think Lawrence, Kansas, or Storrs, Connecticut) to Springfield, Ohio, Williams-Jeter has hardly stopped moving, but now she experiences something novel: a homecoming.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Williams-Jeter was named the 10th head coach in Dayton Flyers Women’s Basketball history, following Shauna Green’s appointment at Illinois. For Dayton natives, her name should ring familiar. She was the number one recruit in the nation as a high schooler at nearby Chaminade-Julienne, before joining arguably the most legendary recruiting class of all time at UConn. Williams-Jeter became a two-time national champion playing under Geno Auriemma. After winning two national championships, scoring over 1,000 points and grabbing 1,000 boards in the WNBA, and racking up a number of personal accolades, Williams-Jeter turned to coaching. She had assistant stints at Ohio State, Kentucky, Penn State, and Kansas, prior to...

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