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High school girls basketball: Bossier head coach Williams steps down

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Deshawn Williams has resigned as head girls basketball coach at Bossier after three seasons.

Williams is moving to Dallas. His wife, an Air Force recruiter, was transferred there in January. The couple have two small children, and Williams has beencommuting on the weekends.

At a signing ceremony for four of Williams’ players on Tuesday, Bossier principal David Thrash said he was sad to see Williams go. But he told Williams when they met last week that family comes first.

Williams said he already has two interviews for coaching positions in the Dallas area lined up.

Williams guided the Lady Kats to a 25-7 record last season. Bossier reached the quarterfinals, losing to eventual state champion Warren Easton.

Bossier went 14-16 in 2016-17 and 22-7 in 2015-16. Both teams made the playoffs with the 2016-17 one reaching the second round. Williams was an assistant for one year before replacing J.C. Dickey as head coach.

Williams coached basketball at Rusheon Middle School two years before coming to Bossier.

The four Bossier players that signed Tuesday were Dra’Nautika Thomas (Alabama State), Destiny Thomas (Chattahoochee Valley College), Chrishawna Jones (Southwest Christian College) and Chloe Walker (Baton Rouge Community College).

Nine of Williams’ players signed with colleges in his three years.

Thrash has formed a search committee and requests all interested applicants e-mail him at david.thrash@bossierschools.org. Teaching spots are available in math, science, special education and business.

Thrash said he hopes to make a hire by mid-May.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com