Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff
A 1976 Physical Education/Health graduate of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, Unger has spent more than 23 years as a head coach at high school, junior college, NAIA and NCAA Division II levels.
Unger has 329 career victories in the NCAA and NAIA by teams as a head coach and has more than 40 former players currently coaching at the high school, college and professional levels. He played four years at Taylor University and spent five years as an assistant at both NCAA Division I and II schools.
In addition to his national contacts, Coach Unger brings a familiarity with both the region and the conference that will serve him and the University well as the Men’s Basketball program progresses.
Coach Unger is also the Coordinator of Physical Education.
Williamson Returns To Basketball Staff As Assistant Coach
Salem, WV – Former SIU student-assistant coach Jeff Williamson was added to the Salem men’s basketball staff as the Tigers’ full-time assistant.
Williamson received degrees in both Physical and Health Education from SIU and is excited about returning to the University.
“I am very happy to be back at my alma mater coaching and representing Salem International University,” said Williamson. “I am thankful that Coach Randy Unger and the Administration at SIU has given me the opportunity to help the men’s basketball program get back on it’s feet.
“Our goal is to create a culture of winning and to give the Salem community something that everyone can be proud of.”
Jeff is a graduate of Logan High School where he was a part of the 2005 WV Class “AA” State Championship squad. After graduating from Salem in 2011, he returned to his former stomping grounds as the assistant for the Boys Middle School and High School basketball teams.
Following his stint at Logan High School in 2011, Williamson spent a year as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Rio Grande where he worked for the men’s basketball team.
Williamson is the son of Kathryn Williamson of Ramage, WV. He has two brothers, David and Lee Williamson who also graduated from Salem International University.
Williamson will primarily focus on working with the guards, but will also have a hand in all aspects of the day-to-day work with the team. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education program at Ohio University.