Fred Williams Named Head Coach, GM of Atlanta Dream

ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2012 – The Atlanta Dream announced today that Fred Williams has been named Head Coach and General Manager, effective immediately. Coach Williams has served as Assistant Coach for the Dream for four years, and brings extensive coaching and scouting experience in the WNBA, NBA and the NCAA. Coach Williams replaces former Head Coach and General Manager Marynell Meadors. Joe Ciampi continues in his first year as Assistant Coach.

“As a team, we are unified in our drive to build on what we’ve achieved in our first five years,” said Williams. “We want to acknowledge the strong contribution that Marynell Meadors made to this organization. Our franchise will continue to build on the tradition of speed, scoring and tough defense that has resulted in back-to-back Eastern Conference championships.”

“Coach Williams bring a wealth of experience, a strong sense of teamwork, and demonstrated commitment to the role of Head Coach and General Manager,” said Atlanta Dream Co-owners Mary Brock and Kelly Loeffler. “We have tremendous respect for her contribution to this sport and wish Coach Meadors the very best in her future endeavors.”

The Atlanta Dream is in its fifth season this summer at Philips Arena as part of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the world’s longest-running women’s professional sports league. The Dream, the defending two-time, back-to-back Eastern Conference Champion, plays Tulsa on Tuesday at 7:00p.m. Single game, group and season tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.AtlantaDream.net or call (877) 977-7729.