Rob Williams - Cornerstone Christian

Rob Williams has had over 20 years of basketball experience stemming from only playing one year at Richmond Heights High School back when Mike was an assistant coach under Phil Schmook. He was the starting shooting guard his senior year and was part of the boys basketball team at Richmond Heights in 2000 with the Spartans going a school record 24-2 and accomplishing a Conference Championship, District Championship and finishing as Regional Runner-up in 2000.

After graduating, he spent two years focusing on improving his grades, working full-time and playing in basketball leagues with professional athletes all over Cleveland. In 2003, he committed to play basketball at Lake Erie College. During his playing career at Lake Erie, Williams started in 88 of 109 games played, averaging 10.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game. In his final two seasons, he helped the Storm earn two AMCC championships and two bids to the NCAA Tournament. He earned AMCC Honorable Mention as a junior and First-Team as a senior.

He finished his career at Lake Erie College as the all-time leader in steals with 234. He also ranks in the top five among career leaders in assists (2nd – 380) and points (5th – 1,176). School records include: 22 consecutive wins and 25-2 winning record in 2007. Williams earned his Bachelor’s degree in education in May 2007 and earned his Master’s Degree from Lake Erie in 2009, in Educational Leadership.

After graduating, he spent three seasons as an assistant coach, helping transition the Men’s Basketball Program from Division III to Division II.

He has spent the last 8 years in education, primarily working as a Principal. As Principal, he has been recognized for helping maintain and sustain “turnaround” charter schools. He has accomplished improving at-risk young readers from receiving a state school grade of an F to a B, and having 98% teacher retention.

Williams, is currently working on creating various start-ups that will focus on youth basketball, creative art education and mentoring foster care youth.

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