BRYAN, Texas -- The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Janice Williamson as Bryan ISD Executive Director of Athletics, Student Health and Fitness at their board workshop on Monday,June 3.
A former Texas A&M University softball player, Williamson has worked in Bryan ISD since 1981. In 1988, she began the Bryan High School softball program and won the state championship in 2002.
“I appreciate Dr. Whitbeck and the Board of Trustees for having the confidence in me to serve our student athletes and coaches,” Williamson said.
Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck is excited for the future of Bryan ISD Athletics under Williamson’s leadership.
“Janice Williamson knowns Bryan ISD through and through. During her four decades of experience, she has developed relationships with coaches, parents, peers and the community,”
Whitbeck said. “To elevate someone to this position who was a successful athlete playing at Texas A&M and a successful coach at Bryan High School with multiple trips to the state tournament including the state championship in softball in 2002, will only continue the growth and success of Bryan ISD Athletics.”
About the Hire:
Janice Williamson is a graduate of Bryan High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master of Education degree from Texas A&M University, where she was also a Fightin’ Texas Aggie softball player.
Williamson began her career in education at Hearne High School, and returned to Bryan High School in 1981 as a coach and teacher. She served as the head volleyball coach and assistant basketball and track coach before starting the softball program at Bryan High School in 1988.
As head softball coach at Bryan High School, Williamson’s teams won the state championship in 2002, the silver medal in 2000 and 2003, and the bronze medal in 1996. She was also selected as a state softball coach of the year.
In 2007, Coach Williamson took over as the Director of Student Health, Fitness and Athletics for Bryan ISD, overseeing all athletic events and ensuring Bryan ISD was in compliance with UIL rules and state laws.