Williams had been with Rams since 2000

Updated: June 9, 2004, 4:14 PM ET
Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- An assistant coach at Colorado State has been hired by Texas A&M University, Aggies coach Billy Gillispie announced Wednesday.

Buzz Williams had been with Colorado State since 2000 and was the Rams' recruiting coordinator. He had previously worked as an assistant at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La., Texas A&M-Kingsville and the University of Texas at Arlington.

``I'm anxious to attack the challenge ahead of us,'' he said. ``I'm excited about the future of Aggie basketball.''

Williams, 31, helped land one of the nation's top recruiting classes at Colorado State in 2000 and at Northwestern State he helped land the highest rated recruiting class in Southland Conference history.

``He's consistently been able to recruit top Texas players and we think he'll be able to do that here,'' Gillispie said.

Williams, who is married and has two children, is a native of Van Alstyne, located about 50 miles north of Dallas.

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