Dream tab Williams as coach/GM

The Atlanta Dream named Fred Williams as the club's head coach and general manager on Monday.

Williams, who had served as an assistant for the last four years, takes over both positions for the departed Marynell Meadors.

"Coach Williams bring a wealth of experience, a strong sense of teamwork, and demonstrated commitment to the role of Head Coach and General Manager," said Atlanta co-owners Mary Brock and Kelly Loeffler. "We have tremendous respect for her contribution to this sport and wish Coach Meadors the very best in her future endeavors."

Meadors leaves after guiding the Dream to a 12-12 record this season, good enough for third place in the Eastern Conference.

"As a team, we are unified in our drive to build on what we've achieved in our first five years," said Williams. "We want to acknowledge the strong contribution that Marynell Meadors made to this organization. Our franchise will continue to build on the tradition of speed, scoring and tough defense that has resulted in back-to-back Eastern Conference championships."