Mo Williams Adds to His Staff at Alabama State
Mo Willams, former Alabama point guard, began filling out his coaching staff at Alabama State this week by adding Andrew Steele as an assistant coach. Steele, another former Alabama basketball player, most recently served as the director of video services for the Crimson Tide following the 2018-2019 season where he was the director of operations for Troy University.
Steele began his coaching career in 2016 at the University of South Alabama as a graduate assistant, where he was eventually named director of operations. This will serve as only the second coaching job in Steele's short career thus far, but with his connections to Mo Williams through Alabama basketball, this hiring seems like a great addition for Alabama State.
Prior to working at USA, Steele spent two seasons at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. He served as a physical education teacher and basketball coach specializing in practice plans and administrative duties for the team.
His experience in an operations role at Troy and South Alabama will serve first-time head coach Williams well at Alabama State.
In Steele's time at Alabama, he appeared in 94 games and played a supporting role in three 20-win seasons for the Tide, averaging around 20 minutes a game. Steele should bring excellent leadership qualities to the coaching staff. With so much still up in the air, in regards to college basketball, we may have to wait a while to see these two coaching together on the court.