Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tom Williams accepts job at UTEP

According to a report on the website, former Yale head football coach Tom Williams has accepted a job as the safeties coach at Texas El Paso.

I was able to confirm the hire and will have more on the story on Monday.

Williams is a native of Ft. Worth, Tex. who posted a 16-14 record in his three seasons at Yale before resigning in December following an internal investigation into claims that he overstated his credentials as a Rhodes Scholarship candidate when he was at Stanford in the early 1990s.

The UTEP position became available when Al Simmons left to become the co-defensive coordinator at Colorado State.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish him nothing but good luck as he begins to rebuild his career. Despite his missteps he's probably capable of great things. We seem to want to attach his record (16-14) every time we print his name as if to suggest unsatisfactory results. I will remind readers that the "sainted" Cozza's record in his first three years at Yale was 15-12 despite the advantage of having been a Yale assistant.

9:22 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very happy for Coach Williams and his family. UTEP plays a tough schedule...Oklahoma, Ole Miss, and Wisconsin are on their 2012 schedule. I predict Coach will go on to have a great coaching career. Congrats, Coach.

11:24 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to Coach Williams. He is a great coach and good man. Deserves nothing but the best for him and his family.

5:11 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

before someone else says it: "All Rhodes lead to El Paso."

7:43 PM 
Anonymous EliFan said...

Previous post: Stop with the rude comments
I think there is more to the Williams story than anyone knows. I would like to hear his side of story.

10:23 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good guy who made strange mistakes for no good reason, but he'll land on his feet. He just needs to start over, stay true, be who he is without the resume fluffing.

11:40 AM 

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