Meet The coach

My Education & Qualifications

Katrina Williams, M.Ed.

  • Masters of Education in Student Development & Leadership in Higher Education, Angelo State University

  • Bachelors of Science in University Studies, UTArlington

  • Certified Academic Advisor, Angelo State University

  • Trained Student-Athlete Life Coach (ALC-Sport)

  • 11 years of experience working with students

  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education

  • Founder of Memoirs of Virtue Nonprofit Organization (NOT 501c3 yet)

  • Author (x3)

  • Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Intern, Texas Christian University (2010-2013)

  • Center for African American Studies Graduate Intern, The University of Texas at Arlington (Jan 2015-May 2015)

  • Four years of experience facilitating one-on-one and group academic mentorship sessions to service a diverse caseload of NCAA Division I student-athletes.


brief introduction

Hey, y'all! My name is Katrina Williams, but you can call me Coach K. I was born and raised on the Southside of Funkytown, TX,...better known as Fort Worth, TX! My older brother, Brian, and I were raised by our amazing mother, Phyllis Williams, who always encouraged us to lead by example, be respectful, and DREAM BIG! Growing up in a single-parent household taught us the importance of hard work, creativity, and persistence. Although our circumstances were a bit rough, we experienced the greatest form of love and support. Our family instilled in us strong standards and morals that will never go away. Family is my greatest motivation! Witnessing my family work together and sacrifice to help each other, is what initially planted the seed of SERVICE in my heart! 

My upbringing and collegiate experiences are what sparked my passion for helping the youth! As a first-generation college student, I endured many failures due to a lack of information and not being properly prepared. When I walked across the stage to get my degree, I declared that I would bridge the gap between the community and college campuses. Immediately after graduation, I published my first book entitled, Memoirs of Virtue: The Evolution of a Scholar. In my book, I share my personal collegiate experiences, including my failures. I've filled my book with helpful tips and advice on how to handle various situations that college students may face. This book acts as a guide to help students smoothly transition from high school to college! I also founded Memoirs of Virtue Nonprofit Organization (not 501c3 yet) to mentor, and provide a support system for students as they transition from college to begin their own life journey.  

I'm a TRUE TEXAN, so I value my FAITH, FAMILY, FOOD, and of course, FOOTBALL! It's safe to say that the Dallas Cowboys have played a huge role in my development! Everyone in my family has played sports, especially softball, so naturally, I also picked up a bat and glove at the age of 2. I've participated in softball, basketball, and track & field events throughout my entire life! Unfortunately, I never fulfilled my dreams of playing at the collegiate level due to a knee injury. Although my athletic competition days are over, I simply can't stay away from sports. The lights, the sound of whistles blowing, and sneakers squeaking on the hardwood floors bring me so much peace. I've continued to submerge myself in sports by coaching many youth league basketball teams and mentoring student-athletes. My love for the game, teaching life skills to students, and preparing them for college is what inspired me to become a Transition Life Coach! 

I chose to become a life coach because I genuinely love to see others WIN, especially the youth. I specialize in working with student-athletes, traditional students and young adults. I've mentored and worked with numerous students for the past 11 years. My ultimate mission in life is to help others realize their full potential and help them capitalize on their opportunities. I believe in empowering them to be unapologetic about their own personal journey. I make it my duty to be the guiding light that helps them discover their true destiny. My greatest strength is the gift of being transparent. It allows me to relate to many students while still being able to specifically tailor unique ways of inspiring them. Through my many experiences, I've learned to speak with conviction in order to empower students. The real mission is to help them overcome bondage, spread their wings, and discover their true path! Change is inevitable and someone has to plant positive seeds, so I choose to be that person.

Thank you so much for visiting my website. Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you. Please remember to stay focused, trust GOD, and, most importantly, RESPECT THE PROCESS! 

- Katrina Williams (Coach K)