Amanda Williams Paz teamed up with twin sister Jessica in the summer of 2016. They run prospect camps, clinics, and practices through All-Athletic.com. They are also Community Coaches at Mount Paren Christian for the softball program. Prior to the twins teaming up, Paz coached at Kennesaw State University for two years. Williams Paz came to Kennesaw State after coaching seven seasons at Marshall University in Huntington, W.V.; including serving as the associate head coach during her final season with the Thundering Herd in 2013.
A four-year starter in centerfield for the Herd, Williams was a four-time first team all-conference selection, including three first-team all-Mid-American picks and a first-team all-Conference USA honoree in 2006. Williams was a three-time first team all-region honoree, and also picked up a second-team all-region nod, MAC Freshman of the Year (2003), the Parthanon’s 2003 Female Athlete of the Year, and was also named Player of the Week seven times throughout her career. She also excelled in the classroom achieving NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete status and was a member of the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Williams, who still holds numerous single season and career records, was inducted into the M Club in 2010. She is being inducted into Marshall’s prestigious Hall of Fame class of 2017.
She was drafted by the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and played her rookie year in 2006, winning a regular season title with the Bandits. She played for the Rockford Thunder from 2007-09, helping them to a league title while also being named a NPF All-Star. She also played for the Tennessee Diamonds, before returning to Chicago, where she captured her second NPF Championship in 2011, and finished her career with the Bandits in 2012.
Williams was inducted into the Harrison High School Hall of Fame as a player in 2013 and she, along with the 2000 Hoyas state championship team were inducted in 2015.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology with a minor in psychology in 2006, before earning a master’s in athletic administration in 2008, both coming from Marshall.
Williams Paz resides in Dallas, Ga., with her husband, Erik Paz, and their first child, Kaleb, who was born February 16, 2016. They are expecting a baby girl in October, 2017.
Jessica Williams Sweat is the owner of All-Athletic.com. All-Athletic.com is committed to training, preparing, and connecting college bound softball players with college coaches. Jessica and Amanda host camps, clinics, practices, and group lessons. You can access the website at jwill.all-athletic.com. Jessica and Amanda also coach locally at Mount Paran Christian School.
Jessica grew up in the Marietta area and played high school ball for Harrison where she graduated in 2002 and is a member of the 2015 Harrison High School Hall of Fame.
She went on the play collegiality at Marshall University from 2002-2006 where she started every game of her career at shortstop, made All-Conference every year, was a 3 year captain, and finished her career at Marshall in the top five of six different career categories. She also excelled in the classroom achieving NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete status and was a member of the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll Jessica was inducted into the M Club in 2010 for her accomplishments at Marshall.
In 2006, Jessica was 1 of 28 players drafted to the National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) League, to the Chicago Bandits. Jessica played professional softball for 6 years, winning a championship in 2010 with the USSSA Florida Pride, and finishing her career in 2011 with the Akron Racers.
Jessica has a bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology and a Masters Degree in Leadership Studies. She coached collegiality at the Division 1 level for 7 years including Marshall University, Western Carolina University, and most recently at the University of San Diego.
Jessica resides in Dallas, Ga., with her husband, Chandler Sweat, and their first child Easton, who was born February 29, 2016. They are expecting a baby girl in September, 2017.