WILLIAMSON – For the first time since 2005, Williamson High School had to choose a new basketball head coach and administration as former Williamson High School star player Nathaniel Siggers to lead the program in the future.
Siggers, who graduated from the WHS in 1995, takes over from longtime Williamson PK-8 head coach Larry “Giddle” Johnson, who has held the position since the 2005-2006 season. Johnson also resigned from his baseball and football coaching positions at the school, positions he had also held for 16 years.
“Filling Giddle’s shoes is going to be really tough, I think he’s done a great job over the years,” Siggers said. “I was his assistant at Williamson about 10 years ago and he is one of the most competent basketball players I have known.”
This will be Siggers’ first job as a mid-level head coach, but he has a coaching career spanning over 20 years ranging from youth leagues to high school.
Siggers was head coach in the Williamson Midget leagues, assistant coach to Williamson PK8, assistant coach for girls at Ambassador Christian Academy and Mingo Central High School, head coach at MCHS and head coach of local travel teams from the AAU. .
He said being named the new head coach of his hometown school means more to him than any job he’s had.
“I’m not going to lie, since the first time I took a whistle was the job I was working towards,” Siggers said. “For me there is no bigger job than being the head coach of the Wolfpack.”
Siggers will be helped move forward by former WHS tri-sport champion Michael Hagy, who has been the head coach of baseball at Belfry High School since the early 2000s.
“I’m delighted to have a guy like Coach Hagy on board with me,” said Siggers. “Hopefully we can restore championship level basketball to Williamson.”