Williamson to coach girls’, boys’ teams
Minnehaha has hired a new boys and girls tennis coach, Jose Williamson, Sr.
Williamson loves to coach tennis. “I love the challenge [of coaching]” he said.
Williamson began coaching in 1994. He coached at Urban Tennis (now known as Inner City Tennis) and at Minneapolis Roosevelt High School from 2000 until last spring. In the summer, Williamson coaches the youth club team Hiawatha Storm, which will be practicing at the MA tennis courts this summer.
Williamson began playing tennis during high school, he played on the varsity team with his cousins. Williamson has three children who have all attended Minnehaha. His son Jayven, a current junior at Minnehaha, is captain of the boys’ varsity tennis team. His daughter, Bryanna, graduated in the class of ‘13 and played varsity tennis through high school. His son Jose Jr. graduated in the class of ‘17 and went to state for tennis during his junior and senior years of high school.
Williamson is popular with his players. “I really like the new coach,” said girls’ tennis captain Elaina Drake. “He really gives you the opportunity to grow as a tennis player and as a person.”