Jenone Bell Athletic Director Women's Head Basketball Coach
Jenone Bell is in her first semester here to Lead the Shorter College athletic program as Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach and 25th season as a Collegiate Coach.
Before coming to Shorter College, she was the Head Coach at Southeastern Baptist College and lead them to a national ranking of 10th in the Nation. She also produced three South-Central All-Region players.
She spent the 2014 – 2017 season leading St. Gregory’s University as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach to two – postseason conference tournaments. She also produced Sooner All-Conference players and several on the All-Academic team.
Bell spent 3 seasons at Southern University Shreveport where she produced several Louisiana All-Conference players
In 2009-10 Bell was named the interim head coach early in the season and led the Lady Lions to an appearance in the HAAC tournament.
Prior to coming to Lindenwood, Bell was the assistant basketball coach for the past 12 years at Lincoln University (Mo.) where they produced several All-Conference players and Academic All- Americans. She was also the head tennis coach there for 10 years.
Bell has also been an assistant basketball coach at Texas Southern University, and California State University San Bernardino, and was a graduate assistant at Kansas State University.
While in college at Cal State San Bernardino, she was a standout player. As a junior, she led her team to the NCAA West Region playoffs. She held all of the three-point school records when she graduated and still holds the record for career three-point field goal percentage with a 38.4 percent mark.
Bell graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in physical education and graduated from Kansas State in 1994 with a Master’s in Secondary Education.
Andre Williams Assistant Athletic Director Men's Head Basketball Coach
Coach Andre’ J. Williams is the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Shorter College. Coach Williams previously served as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) in Little Rock, Arkansas; Southern University Shreveport in Shreveport, LA; Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Southern Arkansas University Tech, and Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Central Baptist College (CBC) in Conway, Arkansas.
Coach Williams is a pioneer in Arkansas collegiate basketball cultivating the first men’s NAIA basketball program at Arkansas Baptist College, Women’s JUCO basketball program at Southern Arkansas University Tech (Hall of Fame Inductee 2019), and men’s basketball program at Shorter College.
In 2019-2020 at Southern University Shreveport, Coach Williams assisted the men’s basketball team to the JUCO regional tournament. During the 2016-2017 season at Central Baptist College, Coach Williams served as the Associate Head Coach for Men’s Basketball and was instrumental in the team winning the NCCAA Central Region Championship with an appearance in the first round of the NCCAA National Tournament. Coach Williams has had the opportunity to coach several players earning honors including Louisiana JUCO Player of the Year, NAIA Honorable Mention All-American and All-AMC Academic team.
Coach Williams received his Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Southern Arkansas University and Bachelor’s in Organizational Management from Philander Smith College. He is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and is married to LaTonda Davis Williams and has one daughter, Aleah Williams.
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Shorter College is a private, faith-based, two-year liberal arts college located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded in 1886 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Shorter College is one of the nation’s 110 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and the only private, two-year HBCU in the nation. With a Fall 2014 enrollment of over 400 students, Shorter College is the fastest growing campus is Central Arkansas.