Jesse Williams

Technical Staff * 918-814-0242

Jesse is originally from Nigeria, where as a youth he played for Lobi Bank FC, ABU Zaria FC, as a Finalist in the West Africa Football Union (WAFU), and the U23 Nigerian National Team.

He played in the USA as a 4-year collegiate player with John Brown University, and professionally with the Tulsa Roughnecks, where he finished as a two-time finalist in the USISL 96-97 and 97-98.

His vast coaching experience includes Camp Instructor at the collegiate level for John Brown and Clemson University, DOC for Ft. Smith Express and Girls DOC for Tulsa Thunder/OK Texans.  Coach Jesse is well regarded as one of the most highly successful technical trainer in the region.  He has tremendous positive influence on the club particularly on the technical side.

Coaching License:National youth, USSF “B”

 Coaching Philosophy: We must continually strive for fair, equitable, and respectful treatment of all children in a learning environment. ( soccer and Life)

  Coaching Experience: More than 20 years coaching various age groups

                   Founder Basira Soccer Academy. 1999.

                   Director Basira soccer Camp 1999-date

                   Camp Instructor: John Brown University 1997-2007

                   Camp Instructor: Clemson University 1998-2000

                   Former Director of Coaching, Fort Smith Express

 Coaching Record: 4 times Oklahoma state champions

                               8 times Opl champions

                               4 times Oklahoma stats finalist

                               Arkansas state finalist 2010

 Playing Experience: ABU workers FC Nigeria

                                  Lobi  FC Nigeria

                                  Niger Tornadoes FC, Nigeria

                                  Nigeria U23

                                  John Brown University.

                                 Tulsa Roughnecks.1996-2000.

 Playing Record:Finalist Wafu cup, with Lobi Fc

              All Conference team, JBU

              USISL Finalist with Roughnecks 1996

              USISL finalist with Roughnecks 1997

Awards: Sportsmanship Award, JBU

                MVP Award, JBU

                Rookie of the year 1996, Tulsa Roughnecks.