Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach
My name is Burshaud Williams but you can call me Coach Shad.
I’m so excited to be home, coaching and reaching our youth through the game of basketball. As a San Antonio native, I’m excited to give back to my community in this way. My love for the sport of basketball grew at an early age and eventually led me to the collegiate level at Eastern Oklahoma and Southern Nazarene University. After college, I played in the semi-professional arena and for our local Lackland Air Force team. After I knew my playing days were past me, I decided to switch my focus to coaching. Now that I’ve been coaching for over a decade, I believe my countless opportunities are testament to not only my own dedication but working God’s plan daily. I’m proud to have affiliations with the Spurs Basketball Youth Program, Alamo City Aztecs, NBA G-League and most recently oversees with the Chinese Basketball Association. Prior to coming on board with LRA, I was the first American Skills Development Coach for an organization called Hoop-Battle located in Guangzhou, China and an Assistant Coach for the CBA Loong Lions. Unfortunately, COVID-19 ended my contract early, but what I had to trust was that it was always part of God’s plan. Now I’ve been welcomed into the LRA family with open arms!
When I’m not on the court, you will find me spending time with my family and (almost!!!) 14-year-old son, Blake, and serving the city of San Antonio through various community projects.
Privy to being taught by the best in order to become the best has strengthened my commitment and enthusiasm for the game. I once heard a renowned NFL Head Coach say that “coaching is a service business.” I truly believe that. I will serve my players, their parents, my coaching staff, LRA faculty and administrators in everything I do. My commitment is that the LRA Boys Basketball team will be a winning organization, and I will lead by example. We will set an excellence standard of winning. We will win with grace and learn from losses. But most importantly, after leaving my organization, these young men will be better equipped to be effective leaders in their young adult lives. I look forward to working with all of you! Let’s get to work!