ACADEMY DIRECTOR RED WILLIAMS TEAM COACH Charlotte Latin Head Coach St. Lawrence University Alum (DIII)
Nikki Williams has been coaching and playing lacrosse for over 30 years. She began her playing career as a goalie in high school at The Hotchkiss School is Lakeville, CT. She attended St. Lawrence University, where she was a four year starter and led her team to 3 NCAA Tournaments bids. In her junior campaign, the team finished their undefeated regular season as the NCAA National Championship Runner up. That same season she was a 2nd Team All American and posted a single season goals against average of 5.01. Nikki finished her career at St. Lawrence with a record 585 saves and a goals against average of 5.69, and was inducted into the St. Lawrence Hall of Fame in 2002 as a member of the 1990 Women’s Lacrosse Team, and in 2011 as an individual.
Nikki graduated from St. Lawrence with degrees in Sociology & Creative Writing, and then returned to Hotchkiss, her Alma Mater, where she spent six years as a coach for their Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, and Soccer teams. Following her move to Atlanta, from 2004-2010, Nikki was the Director of Operations and Head Coach of the U15 and HS Elite teams, as well as a Coach Consultant for Dixie Chix Lacrosse Academy and Hotlanta Lacrosse Club. Nikki was named the US Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2009, and was the owner and director for Step out Sports, LLC and Thunderbird Lacrosse Club from 2010-2013. While in Atlanta and being heavily involved in both club lacrosse coaching and player development, Nikki was also the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Agnes Scott College, a brand new program, from 2008-2012.
Nikki has been a member of multiple USL Chapter and Umpiring Boards, in addition to being a USL Rated Official, and has served as both the Vice President of the Women’s Division Georgia Lacrosse Foundation Regional Chapter, as well as the Executive Director of the Collegiate Women’s Lacrosse Officiating Association.
Nikki moved to Charlotte in 2012 as Owner & Director of AC Lacrosse Club, and most recently worked alongside Kristy Boyles as the Co-Director of Nation United Lacrosse Club. Currently she is the Head of Girls Lacrosse at Charlotte Latin as well as the Varsity Head Coach. Her program captured a State Championship in 2019, and they were runner ups in both 2017 & 2018.