Carroll Williams served as the athletic director at Santa Clara University until 2000. Williams guided athletic programs at Santa Clara University to continued levels of national prominence. His final year as athletic director was highlighted by a second consecutive year of NCAA semifinal appearances by the Bronco men's and women's soccer teams. In 1999, for the second year in a row, the annual fall rankings of NCAA Division I athletic programs listed SCU as one of the top athletic programs in the country. SCU ranked 11th in the fall Sears Cup standings, placing Bronco athletics on a par with Notre Dame. In eight years as athletic director SCU had 19 West Coast Conference championships in seven sports, and 23 postseason tournaments. Prior to that, Williams was the SCU basketball head coach. In his 22 years as head coach of the SCU men's basketball team, Williams compiled a 344-274 career record.