Technical Officials Corner: Andrew Williams

Aug. 13, 2019, 1:28 p.m. (ET)

Starting April 2019 USA Badminton will recognize a Technical Official every month. Technical Officials (TOs) are an important group of experts who play a critical role in the development of the game. 

For August 2019, USA Badminton would like to recognize Andrew Williams, who has been officiating for over 11 years.

Andrew says that there are many facets to being a technical official, it’s hard to pick one reason why he enjoys it, but if he had to he would say, “Being a part of a sport that I love from the Junior level all the way through the Senior level, you meet so many wonderful people, players, coaches other technical officials it is just a great fraternity to be a part of.”

Andrew said that all the matches he has officiated have been interesting in some way or another. “Each one match comes with its own unique challenges and you just take it one rally at a time.”

Andrew was recently promoted to a Pan-American level umpire, which he said means a lot to him. “To get here I have had to put in my time, gained experience, but without the continued support of the technical officials group, some who have mentored me, (whether they knew it or not), others whom offered advice in some form or another, and having faith in me to get to this level and giving me the opportunity is truly an honor.”

Congratulations Andrew!