NEW ORLEANS, La. – Alaska Anchorage track & field coach Ryan McWilliams was named the NCAA Div. II West Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year Monday, following the success of his student-athletes during the 2012-13 slate.

McWilliams, who is finishing up his second season as assistant coach and third overall, coached the Seawolves to the team title at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships on May 10-11, while helping student-athletes to school records in the 200 meters, high jump and heptathlon.

A graduate and All-American from Angelo State, McWilliams will coach national qualifiers in the heptathlon and 400-meter hurdles on May 23-25. Additionally on the men’s side, McWilliams will coach a decathlete and two javelin throwers at the NCAAs.