Charles H. Williams
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Alma Mater: Oklahoma State University
Beginning his 7th year as Head Coach at Dallas Christian College is Charles H. Williams.
He has served as Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement and Head Men’s Basketball Coach from 2010 to current.
While serving as Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach, his teams won the 2009-10 and 2012-13 ACCA DI Men’s Basketball National Championships and won consecutive NCCAA DII SW Regional Coach of the Year honors (2010-11, 2011-12)
His basketball career has taken him around the world and back to Texas. As a prep standout at Oklahoma City’s US Grant High School, Williams helped lead the Generals to the most successful seasons in school history. Williams’ collegiate career began at the College of Southern Idaho. The Golden Eagles finished the season as one of the top ten JUCO teams in the nation. After transferring to Oklahoma State University, Williams was a key player on the 1985 team that won the Big Eight Conference Championship. That was Oklahoma State’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since the Cowboys back-to-back National Championships in 1945 and 1946 during the era of legendary coach Henry Iba.
A 15-year veteran professional basketball player, Williams has played in the International Basketball League and the Superior Basketball League. He has played basketball in many countries including: Argentina, Bahrain, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Mexico, the Middle East, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Williams, who speaks fluent Spanish, currently holds an active resident player status in Puerto Rico, where he also coached and was the 2001 Coach of the Year for the Cimeba League.
Williams has been instrumental in developing youth basketball programs throughout the country, emphasizing Christian values. Coach Williams founded EYG, Inc. (www.elevateyourgameinc.org) in 1999 in the state of Texas. His vision is to elevate the minds of young people and assist them in their transition into adulthood.
Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Alma Mater: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Coach Brad Freeman is in his second season with the DCC Men’s Basketball program. Previous to DCC he coached 21 years in secondary schools, most recently as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano where he posted a 172-82 record with an impressive 71-9 district record and four Coach of the Year honors. His teams made it to the State title game in each of his last three seasons at PCA, winning the championship in 2010. Coach Freeman began his coaching career in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD before moving on to Krum High School where the team posted a 37-0 record and state championship in 1994. From there he moved on to Whitewright High School and then Allen High School before taking the position at Prestonwood.
Coach Freeman played ball at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX where he received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. He also holds a Master of Science in Education degree from Baylor University. Coach Freeman is the Director of Basketball for Prestonwood Sports Organization and the Founder and President of Pure Way Discipleship, Inc. He is a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association, the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and is the Treasurer for the North Texas Basketball Coaches Association. He lives in Dallas with his wife Marthanne. They have three children: Mitch who is a student at Baylor University and Dylan and Kelly who attend Prestonwood Christian Academy.
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Alma Mater: Kansas Newman University
Amos McCluney began his education and developed a love for basketball in Kansas City Kansas. He was an outstanding high school athlete. He was selected as All Kansas City Kansas First Team as a basketball player. He received Metro Honorable Mention and was on the number one ranked State 880 Yard Relay Team. Amos attended college on a basketball scholarship at Graceland College, Lamoni , Iowa as a freshman. As a sophomore, he played basketball and ran track. He was a starting guard, and set the school record in the 100 Yard Dash at Kansas City Kansas Community College. He was recruited to Sacred Heart College which is now Kansas Newman University in Wichita, Kansas where he received his BS degree in Sociology. He achieved various awards such as Most Inspirational Player 1968-69, and Most Valuable Player 1969-70. He was Team Captain and nominated to Who’s Who in America. In 1971, Amos was the Student Assistant Basketball Coach at Sacred Heart, and the team qualified for the NAIA tournament, the first time in school history. In 2007, Amos was inducted into the Newman University Hall of Fame for Coaching. It was the first such ceremony to be held at Newman. Amos received his Masters (MS) in Counseling Education from the Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia which is now Emporia University, Emporia, KS.
In 1971, Amos became a Counselor and Head Track Coach at Kansas City Kansas Community College. In 1972, Amos’ team won the Jayhawk Conference Track Meet.
Amos has always wanted to work with youth. In 1975, he began working for the California Conservation Corps, supervising a group of youth ages 18-23 years old. Amos has worked 35 years as a Counselor at the college level holding positions as A Career Planning Placement Specialist, Sponsor and Advisor to Student Organizations, Personal Counselor, Academic Advising, and an Instructor for Basketball in College for Kids Continuing Education for eight years. He most recently retired from Tarrant County College after 23+ years. Amos loves sports and feels he is blessed to be able to work in a field that has always been his passion.
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Alma Mater: Wayland Baptist University
John attended high school at O’Connell High in Galveston,TX where he received state honors in track and field and basketball. A successful collegiate basketball career ended with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Wayland Baptist University, Plainview,TX. A professional career in IT started with EDS and is currently in progress at BaylorHealth, Dallas,TX. John never lost his love of basketball over the years as he competed in the Dallas Pro-Am City leagues for over 15 years. John’s love of Jesus Christ and basketball led to a chance encounter with Coach Charles Williams 7 years ago.
He began volunteering his services at inner-city camps, coaching youth teams and assisting Coach Williams at Dallas Christian College and with Elevate Your Game,Inc.
He serves as the Media Coordinator and maintains several websites for Coach Williams’ youth organization.
Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Alma Mater: Dallas Christian College
The Houston native was named the Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Dallas Christian College in the fall of 2011. He served as Student Assistant in 2010 while he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in History. Espinosa also serves as Head Assistant Basketball Coach at The Highlands School in Irving, Texas.
A four year letter winner at Dallas Christian College, Espinosa was a two time All-Conference and All -Region selection. As point guard and captain, Espinosa was an instrumental part of the Crusaders 2010 team that earned the school first ever birth in the NCCAA National Tournament finishing 5th in the nation. The Crusaders won the ACCA National Championship and finished the season tied for most wins in school history at 19-21.
Through Elevate Your Game Inc. (EYG) and alongside his Head Coach and mentor Charles H. Williams, Espinosa has volunteered countless hours to inner city Dallas and surrounding areas doing basketball camps. Espinosa feels that basketball is a passion and tool that God has blessed him with in order to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.