Bossier High has promoted DeShawn Williams to head girls basketball coach.
Williams served as an assistant under J.C. Dickey for two years. He also coached boys and girls teams from 2012-14 at Rusheon Middle School, winning two district championships.
From 2009 to 2012, Williams coached boys and girls basketball at Linwood Public Charter School in Shreveport, winning two district titles.
Williams was a standout player at Peabody High School in Alexandria, helping the Warhorses win the 2002 state championship.
He was an All-State selection and a McDonald’s All-American nominee. He also earned Academic All-State honors and was twice named All-District.
Williams played college basketball at BPCC. He was named a Junior College All-American in 2004 and was a two-time first-team All-Miss-Lou Conference selection.
He also had a Summer League stint with the Austin Toros of the NBA’s Developmental League.
The Bossier job became open when Dickey resigned after three seasons as head coach to focus on other aspects of his career in education and spend more time with his family.
Bossier finished 11-18 overall and 4-6 in District 1-3A last season. The school is moving back up to Class 4A this school year after four years in Class 3A.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org