Legendary track coach George Williams to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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George Williams of Saint Augustine’s University will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Greater Raleigh Sports Council’s Evening of Champions, presented in partnership with 99.9 The Fan, ESPN Radio and 620 The Buzz. The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, at the RBC Center starting at 5 p.m., and will recognize outstanding Triangle area athletes, coaches, teams and volunteers.

“To receive the Lifetime Achievement Award is an honor,” Williams said. “I’m really pleased that the city of Raleigh continues to recognize me and support the things I’m doing at Saint Augustine’s University.”

Williams, who was head coach for the 2004 Olympic men’s track team, has led Saint Augustine’s University to 31 NCAA championships in track and field and coached 32 Olympians during his 36 years at his alma mater. His student-athletes have a 95 percent graduation rate.

“Saint Augustine’s University has enjoyed a long standing partnership with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Raleigh Sports Council,” Suber said. “We look forward to celebrating local sports teams, athletes and coaches during this event. We are excited that our very own George Williams will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Saint Augustine’s University President Dianne Boardley Suber will be the honorary chairperson at the ninth annual Greater Raleigh Sports Council Evening of Champions.