NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Here's something we all can relate to. When mama calls you home, you come home. Alfred Williams said Xavier's summoning of him was just that. A sign of where he 'needed' to be.
He's the Gold Rush's new men's basketball coach. Taking over a program that he spent 11-years with as both a player and later, an assistant to the guy he's taking the reigns from, Dannton Jackson.
This is Williams second head coaching job, coming over from Harris Stowe State University, where he turned that program around.
He said, when this opportunity came a-knockin, he had to answer.
"I did man, I'm not gonna lie. I broke down. It was an emotional time for me," said Williams. "(I) played here. (I) was an assistant coach here and now a chance to come back here. A lot of people don't get that opportunity so I'm definitely thankful for it."