Girls Basketball: Defense will be name of the game for Metea Valley

New Metea Valley coach Cedric Williams is looking to senior guard Lisa Logan (3) for leadership this season. | Sun-Times Media File
New Metea Valley coach Cedric Williams is looking to senior guard Lisa Logan (3) for leadership this season. | Sun-Times Media File

New Metea Valley girls basketball coach Cedric Williams waited a long time to secure his first head coaching position.

Williams had 15 years of experience as an assistant coach in basketball and football at several schools before being elevated to head coach when Kris Kalivas stepped down following the 2013-14 season.

Kalivas ushered in the Metea Valley program and went 61-58 in five seasons. The Mustangs went 16-16 and stunned Bolingbrook to win their first regional championship last season.

But Williams isn’t nervous about following Kalivas since he’s been with the program since its inception, first as sophomore coach for two seasons followed by three more as the varsity assistant.

“It’s been a great opportunity for me,” Williams said. “I’ve been an assistant in basketball and football for a long time, so it’s a dream come true.”

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