Clifton Williams was named Hagerstown Community College’s (HCC) first head women’s soccer coach in February 2017. A 1985 Hagerstown Junior College graduate, Williams took the helm as the women’s soccer program embarked on their inaugural season. He came to Hagerstown after serving as head coach for the Lord Fairfax Community College Women's Club Soccer program and having previously served as a volunteer assistant coach for the HCC men’s soccer program from 2012 to 2014.
For the past 30 years, Williams has been a pillar in the local soccer community. He is a former President of the Tri-County Soccer Club in Martinsburg, West Virginia, a position he held from 2007-2013. The Tri-County Soccer Club, under Williams, grew from 5 teams and 100 players to 30+ teams and 500 players competing in the NCSL and ODSL leagues in the Washington DC/Baltimore region.
In 2015, he was the head coach for the Martinsburg High School Varsity Boys’ Soccer team where he led Martinsburg to the semifinals of the Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference (EPAC) sectional tournament. Williams also found success at the youth level where he coached the TCSC Thunder U-14 Boys team to a second-place finish in the 2012 West Virginia State Cup and the #2 ranking in West Virginia, and the U-17 TCSC Girls team to a #3 ranking in the state of West Virginia during the 2012 & 2014 seasons. Over the years, Williams has coached numerous teams to undefeated seasons, while also coaching Division I and II Competitive teams in the Mason Dixon Soccer League (MDSL).
He has devoted countless hours volunteer coaching for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) (1988-1991), Hagerstown Soccer Club (1989-1991), Eastern Panhandle Inter County (EPIC) Soccer Club (1992-1995), US Amateur Open Men’s Soccer (1988- 2016) and Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Soccer (2003-2012).
A student-athlete in his own right, Williams participated in Track & Field, Cross Country, Biathlon and Triathlon while attending Hagerstown Junior College and Linganore High School where he was Regional & State Champion in Track & Field. His soccer career, as a player, began in 1988 when he played in MDSL Div-II and later moved to the MSSA Div-11 & D-I competitive leagues.
Williams and his wife, Samantha, reside in Martinsburg, West Virginia.