Nickie Williams started at Rose State College in August 2011, with the task of rebuilding the softball program. Over the course of 3 years; the softball program has set several school records including: single season wins at 29 and the single season winning percentage of .475. Coach Williams has helped athletes set individual records including single season stolen bases (39), single season strikeouts by a pitcher (164), single season hits (80) and career hits (138). Williams has coached 8 NJCAA Division I All-Region athletes. Several of these athletes have gone on to 4-year universities to continue playing softball; including the 2014 NAIA Sooner Athletic Conference SAC Player of the year. Williams has compiled an overall career record of 75-95 (.441).
Nickie Williams (Engelbrecht), a native of Alberton, South Africa, played at Texas Woman’s University after a career on the South African National Team; where she competed in several international competitions in Europe and Japan. As a shortstop, Williams is one of the most highly decorated softball players in TWU history; she was selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Most Valuable Player. Williams was also a two-time GTE Academic All-American and one of 16 recipients of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Award. She was inducted into the Texas Woman’s University Hall of Fame in April 2008.
Williams went on to be the first Director of Softball Operations at the University of Oklahoma; which included 3 trips to the Women’s College World Series and was on staff as the OU Regional Coaching Staff of the year for 2002, 2003 and 2004. Williams has organized several camps and clinics throughout the state and has been a private instructor in the Mid-Del area for several years.
Williams lives in Yukon with her 5-year old son, Aiden and is engaged to Brian Madden, Assistant Softball Coach at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK.