Fred Williams has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. Assistant Coach Taj McWilliams-Franklin has been named interim head coach.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin was named assistant coach for the Dallas Wings in 2017. She previously served as assistant coach for the New York Liberty in 2013 and head coach at Post University in 2015.
Erin Phillips and Travis Charles will serve as her assistant coaches.
“Following today’s game, I made the decision to change direction in regards to our head coaching position,” stated President and CEO Greg Bibb. “I felt this move was necessary. The season has not met our expectations. I have asked Taj to serve as our interim head coach and I have the utmost confidence that she and our staff will do everything possible to put us in the best position to win. I wish Fred the best moving forward. Our focus remains on qualifying for the playoffs and ultimately competing for a WNBA championship.”
The Wings have lost 8 game in a row and are battling with the Las Vegas Aces for the eighth and final playoff spot.