Women’s Basketball Staff

Head Coach: Tisha England

Coach England is starting her first year as Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball program. This will mark her fourth year in the program serving as an Assistant Coach in the three previous seasons. Coach England is only the second head coach in program history. Coach England was an integral part in the success of the Buccaneers Basketball program, instilling an unrelenting work ethic and developing team chemistry in her previous years with the program. Former Head Coach Tommy Edwards credits Coach England with the success in the 30-1 record, and Carolinas-Virginia Conference championship in the 2012-13 season.
Coach England is a graduate of Newton Conover High School. During her career there she garnered All-American honors, was Gatorade Player of the Year and was the only athlete to have her jersey (32) retired. She was inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame at Newton Conover high on March 18, 2010. She furthered her education at the University of South Carolina Aiken and graduated with a B.A. in Education. Coach England has taught in public and private schools for over 13 years. During her time at USC-Aiken, England was a two time All-Conference player and the only USC-Aiken player (male or female) to win PBC Player of the Year honors. She holds the school and conference scoring average record at 20 points per game. Her jersey (32) was the third to be retired in USC-Aiken’s history. On November 30, 2007, England was one of thirteen Hall of Fame inductees to make up the inaugural class at USC-Aiken. Coach England was inducted into the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame on May 13, 2013. Outside of basketball Coach England enjoys learning more about the Lord and spending time with her family.

Assistant Coach: Isiah “Ike” Williams, Jr.

Coach Williams has been the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Newton-Conover High School the last two years were he compiled a 40-15 record two CVAC Tournament Championships and one regular season CVAC championship. Coach Williams had 5 selections to All-Conference team and 3 to the All-District team. This group included current Buccaneers student-athlete Kadesha Gibbs who was an All-Conference player and second team All-District in 2012. Prior to Newton-Conover Coach Williams was the Associate Head Coach at Statesville High School from 2007-2010 where his team compiled a 72-21 record and made the 3A NCHSAA Western Sectional Semifinals all 3 years. Statesville High School claimed the Western Piedmont Conference Championship twice and was Tournament Champions all 3 years.
Coach Williams also served as the Head Coach and Basketball Director for the Carolina Pacers AAU organization since 2007. His teams have finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the AAU western Regionals, 3rd and 4th in the NC AAU State Finals, and 23rd and 31st in the National AAU Tournament. He has had multiple players continue on to play at the collegiate level and has coached 4 players named as a Top 200 women’s basketball recruit in the nation. Prior to the Pacers organization Coach Williams coached for the Carolina Express were he had multiple Region and State top 3 finishes along with having teams ranked nationally in the AAU at 19th, 21st, 25th, and 45th.
Coach Williams has coached multiple athletes onto college such as Clemson University, Boston University, Lenoir Rhyne University, Wingate University and Catawba Valley Community College. Coach Williams lives in Hickory, NC where he enjoys family time with his wife, Shannon and his two children, Autumn 14 and Errington 10.