Bill Williams and Rodney Fentress
Bill Williams and Rodney Fentress
ODU Athletics

Williams, Fentress Added to Swimming and Diving Coaching Staff

September 28, 2017
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University Swimming Head Coach Carol Withus has hired Bill Williams as the Diving Head Coach and Rodney Fentress as assistant swimming coach, Withus announced on Thursday.

Williams was previously the head diving coach at St. Bonaventure University in New York for four years. At St. Bonaventure, Williams coached a two-time NCAA Zone Qualifier who also earned Atlantic-10 Most Outstanding Diver honors. All four years he had at least one diver make it to the finals of the A-10 Championships.

Prior to his tenure at St. Bonaventure, Williams was the head diving coach at Northern Michigan for one year. That year he had a female diver qualify for the Division II Nationals.

Over the last three summers Williams has worked at prestigious diving camps at the Univeristy of Texas, Ripfest Academy and Indiana University. While there, he worked with Olympics coaches Matt Scoggin, John Wingfield and Drew Johansen.

Fentress was a four-year letter-winner at the University of Virginia from 2012-16, and was a member of the 2012 ACC Conference Champions.

He is a member of the United States Lifesaving National Team, one of 12 members of this team.

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