The news came three days after Stetson's regular season ended with a loss to Kennesaw State, which pushed them into a last-place tie with the Owls and kept them out of the Atlantic Sun Tournament.
Williams, a former Oklahoma State player and a second-round pick of the Chicago Bulls in 1992, went 58-133 (22-68, Atlantic Sun) in six seasons. The Hatters never won more than 12 games and never finished better than seventh in the conference.
With Williams out — as predicted in our "Predictions for 28 Fired (and Hired) College Basketball Coaches" — who might Stetson target?
Last week, my pick was Jeff Price of Division-II Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla, three hours south of Stetson, and that hasn't changed. Price enters the 2019 Sunshine State Conference Tournament with a 22-5 record this season and 408-258 record overall in 22 seasons as head coach, including 10 years at Georgia Southern.
He built the Lynn program from scratch and could be attractive to a Stetson program seeking their second-ever 20-win season and first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
Current UCF assistant Robbie Laing took over a miserable Campbell program in 2003 (20 total wins in three years before his arrival) and led them to their third-ever 19-win season and regular-season Atlantic Sun title in 2010. An Alabama native, he's spent several years in Florida and has strong ties throughout the southeast.
Laing's former Campbell assistant (and current Bethune-Cookman head coach) Ryan Ridder could be an option, as could Miami (FL) assistant Pooh Williamson, USC assistant Chris Capko and USF assistant Scott Wagers.