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Coach Williams is a 1995 graduate of Pocono Mountain High School where he was a three-year varsity letter winner and two-year captain under the legendary Brad Pensyl. He helped lead the 1994-95 team to the District XI title game and the PIAA state playoffs for the first time in school history. He still holds records for career assists (303), assists in a season (148), and assists in a game (12). Coach Williams played one year at Wilkes University where he was a member of the 1995-96 team that won the MAC Championship and reached the "Elite Eight" of the Division III NCAA Tournament. He went on to finish his studies at Penn State University where he earned his journalism degree and later attended East Stroudsburg University to attain his teaching degree. This season the Panthers won the District XI 5A Championship, finished with an overall record of 22-5 and won the EPC Monroe Division for the 4th straight season. West has not lost a game in division play for the past 3 years. Coach Williams' wife of 15 years is Mindy Williams (Math teacher at WJHS) and they have three sons, Brody (13), Braylon (11) & Bryce (9)

Mr. Rich Williams

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2023-24 Record: 22-5
District XI 5A Champions
PIAA State Tournament Qualifier
EPC Monroe Division Champions (10-0)
All-EPC Players: Adrian Brito, Jr. - 1st Team & KJ Coles, Soph. - 3rd Team
All-Pocono Record: Adrian Brito, Jr. - 1st Team, Devin Artis, Sr. - 2nd Team & KJ Coles, Soph. - 2nd Team
Lehigh Valley Senior All-Star - Devin Artis
Devin Artis will be attending Keystone College to play basketball and continue his academics.
Coach Williams recorded his 100th career win against Liberty High School
2022-23 Record: 22-7
EPC Monroe Division Champions (10-0)
District XI Finalist
EPC Finalist
PIAA State Tournament Sweet 16
Undefeated at home (12-0)
All-EPC Players: JuJu Pagan, Sr. - 1st Team
All-State: JuJu Pagan - 3rd Team 5A
Juju Pagan received a full scholarship to Kutztown University
2021-22 Record: 21-7
EPC Monroe Division Champions
District XI Finalist
PIAA State Tournament Qualifier
All-EPC Players: Christian Fermin, Sr. (MVP - Unanimous)
Pocono Record Honors: Christian Fermin, Sr., Player of the Year / Julian "JuJu" Pagan, Jr., 1st Team / Justin Love, Jr., 2nd Team
2020-21 Regular Season Record: 9-2
EPC Monroe Division Champions
District XI Semifinals
EPC All-Monroe Division Players: Christian Fermin, Jr. (MVP), Justin Smith (1st Team), Matthew Campbell (2nd Team)
2019-20 Regular Season Record: 11-13 
District XI Quarterfinals
All-EPC Players: Christian Fermin, Soph. (3rd Team)
2018-19 Regular Season Record: 13-11
District XI Quarterfinals
ALL-VIA Team - Ishyne Pilgrim
ALL-EPC Players: Ishyne Pilgrim, Sr. (3rd Team)

2017-2018 Regular Season Record:  17-11

District XI 3rd Place
PIAA State Tournament Sweet 16
All-EPC Players: Travis Elmore, Sr. (2nd Team) & Lee Mosley, Sr. (3rd Team)

Program Expectations: To develop high character young men who are prepared for the next chapter of their lives.