EX-AGGIE A.D. DIES: Former Utah State Athletic Director Frank R. "Buss" Williams died at his Kaysville home Sunday from a massive heart attack. He was 77.Williams is best known for his money-raising efforts that directly led to the building of Romney Stadium and the Dee Glen Spectrum. In 1988, he was inducted into the Utah Hall of Fame, recognized for both his abilities as an athletic director and athlete.
Growing up in Utah and attending Davis High, Williams was an impressive athlete, lettering in four sports during his prep career. His athletic dominance took him to Utah State, where he played football, ran track, and competed on the wrestling team. Some still consider him to be the best fullback in Utah State history.
During his decade-long run as A.D., Williams increased fund-raising by 500 percent and gate receipts by nearly 400 percent.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), in conjunction with Tachikara, is pleased to announce that BYU's Carl McGown has been selected the 1999 Tachikara/AVCA Men's National Coach of the Year.
McGown, who led the Cougars to their first national championship in men's volleyball in their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, earned the award in a vote by all of the AVCA-member head coaches at NCAA schools.
BYU finished the season with a 30-1 record and won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) regular-season and postseason titles for the first time.
McGown, who just completed his 10th season with BYU at the NCAA level, has compiled a 142-111 record.
UVSC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Former Brighton High and Salt Lake Community College standout Peterson has signed on as an assistant coach with the Utah Valley State College basketball program. He will join former Timpview star Quincy Lewis as an assistant to head coach Jeff Reinert.
Peterson was a 20-point per game man for Brighton in the early 90's, then served a two-year LDS Church mission in Dublin, Ireland, before playing at SLCC. At Brighton he earned All-State and McDonald's High School All-America honors. At SLCC he helped the Bruins win the region title in 1993-94 and go on to finish fifth in the nation at the NJCAA tourney.
In 1994-95 he averaged 10 points and five assists per game for the Bruins, then signed on to play for the University of South Alabama. He averaged 10 points and six assists his senior year, leading the Jaguars to a 22-9 record and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
He worked one year as a graduate assistant coach at South Alabama.