Josh Austin is entering his sixth season as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Williams. The Eagles have rewritten the record books, including most conference wins, most wins in a season, and most consecutive seasons with a winning record. Coach Austin has coached 11 All Conference Selections, 3 NAIA Honorable Mention All Americans, AMC Newcomer of the Year, and AMC Co-Player of the Year while being at WBC.
Austin came to Williams from Central Baptist College in Conway. While at Central Baptist, the Mustangs competed as a member of the Central Region in the National Christian College Athletic Association Division One. CBC broke over 12 school records under Austin, including the most wins in a single season with 22. Austin coached 2 NCCAA All-Americans, 6 NCCAA All-Region players, and the school’s first ever NCCAA Academic All-American. While under Austin, CBC was ranked in the top five in team three point percentage, steals, and points per game. In his five years at the helm, Austin guided the Mustangs to two NCCAA National Tournament appearances including the Elite 8 in 2009.
Austin received his bachelor’s degree in Health Education from the University of Central Arkansas in 2005 and went on to earn his master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in 2011.
As a collegiate athlete, Austin played guard for Central Baptist College from 1999-2001, where he broke the single game three point record (9) and was inducted into the CBC Athletic Hall of Fame as a player/coach in 2013.
A native of Magnet Cove, Ark., Austin was a three sport athlete in football, basketball, and track. His family includes his wife, Rachel, and two daughters, Langley and Aubrey.
|0||Allen Buchanan||SR||Guard||5-10||Marked Tree, Ark.||Ouachita Baptist University|
|2||Travon Cobb||FR||Guard||6-2||Jonesboro, Ark.||Buffalo Island Central High School|
|3||Reece Dunlap||SR||Guard/Forward||6-5||Doddridge, Ark.||Southern Arkansas University|
|4||D'Angelo Griffin||FR||Guard||6-3||Marked Tree, Ark.||Marked Tree High School|
|5||Marcus Springer||SR||Forward||6-7||Memphis, Tenn.||Eastern Oklahoma State University|
|10||Marquez Chew||SO||Guard||5-9||Luxora, Ark.||Rivercrest High School|
|11||Abel Yekeh||SR||Forward||6-7||Newark, N.J.||Essex Community College|
|12||Dominique Dyes||FR||Guard||5-10||Sikeston, Mo.||Sikeston High School|
|14||Andre Black||SO||Guard||6-0||Morrilton, Ark.||Morrilton High School|
|15||E.J. Rucker||SR||Guard||5-10||Newport, Ark.||Holmes Community College|
|20||Kendall Ivy||JR||Guard||6-3||Chicago, Ill.||Shawnee Community College|
|22||John Guyton||FR||Guard||6-0||Blytheville, Ark.||Blytheville High School|
|23||Demoine Brown||SR||Guard||5-10||Luxora, Ark.||Harding University|
|33||Allen Earnheart||FR||Guard||5-10||Gideon, Mo.||Gideon High School|
|35||Shackeel Butters||FR||Forward||6-6||Freeport, Bahamas||Sunrise Christian Academy|