Cedar Hill Graduate Utilizes STEM Skills In Both Careers

Cedar Hill High School Class of 2000 Graduate Dray Williams has always been involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

He took an early interest in STEM as a Kindergarten Scholar at High Pointe Elementary in the late 1980s. And the love of science only grew during his high school years.

Williams graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU)  before becoming a Network Engineer with Microsoft.

Williams, who now lives in the Denton area, recently began a second career that is also STEM related. He’s the owner and operator of a holistic sports training and recovery center.

“I remember in the old days, we would always ice our injuries,” said Williams, who played basketball for the late David Milson at Cedar Hill. “Now, everyone is doing cryo-therapy. The facility is multifaceted.”

Being an entrepreneur may be new to Williams, but the STEM aspect remains.

“As a boss, you don’t answer to anybody,” Williams said. “That’s the best part, and the worst part. If you don’t do it, it won’t get done.”

Williams said he learned a great deal from Milson, “from (basketball) camp to champs.”

He met the well-respected coach in the sixth grade and played for years of basketball for the Longhorns, including varsity from 1998-2000.

“You didn’t realize how good of a coach he was until you graduated,” Williams said. “He was a good mentor, and he was part of all of the kids’ lives since sixth grade.”

One of Williams’ Cedar Hill basketball teammates was current Cedar Hill head boys basketball coach Corey Chism. 

“A lot of my classmates from high school currently have kids who play basketball for Cedar Hill,” Williams said.