By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/7/08
Elizabeth “Libby” Williams, who made Plymouth Whitemarsh into a super power in the 1960s and 70s and also was highly successful coaching several sports at Penn, has been selected for induction into the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame.
Williams, Fran Murphy (Upper Merion football), Larry Wilson (Gwynedd Mercy Academy track and cross country) and Skip Wilson (Temple baseball) will be honored Nov. 25 at The 7th Annual Induction Banquet at the Westover Country Club
Williams never played lacrosse, but coached 25 undefeated teams in lacrosse, field hockey, basketball and softball at the University of Pennsylvania. She was the head coach at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School from 1960-74 when her teams won eight championships; seven of those teams were undefeated.
Williams’s coaching record at Plymouth Whitemarsh was 101-13-3.
Williams also was an assistant coach for the U.S. national squad from 1980-85 and in 1986 coached Canada in the 1986 World Cup.
A member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Williams also coached the Philadelphia 1, 2 and 3 teams at the National Tournament.
Williams also has been a pioneer in the sport, helping to start lacrosse at several schools. She also was known for running coaching clinics across the U.S. and Canada, and has run clinics for high school coaches in Philadelphia.
She was inducted to the University of Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and is an honorary member of the United States Field Hockey Association.
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