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Wolfson names former Yale coach Tom Williams as its football coach

Has college head coaching experience; also spent two seasons on Jaguars staff

Posted: May 6, 2014 - 10:44pm

The Wolfson football team made a major hire Tuesday, naming Tom Williams, the former head coach at Yale as its new coach.

Athletic director Cindy Talley confirmed the hiring, which has been in the works for weeks.

“We’re very excited to have him here and move Wolfson in the right direction, a positive direction,” Talley said.

Williams is a major get for an area program. A four-year starter at linebacker at Stanford, Williams has coached at numerous major colleges. He also spent two seasons on the Jaguars staff.

Williams coached at Yale from 2009-11, going 16-14. He resigned in 2011 after a discrepancy on his resume, according to numerous reports. It didn’t affect Williams. He landed an assistant position at UTEP and spent a season coaching linebackers at Florida International prior to accepting the Wolfson position.

Williams becomes the seventh coach at Wolfson since 2001. The Wolfpack last made the state playoffs in 2004, going 7-4 under coach Ron Reagan.

Talley said that the school received about 70 applications and brought in roughly 10 coaches to interview for the position. From the outset, she said, Williams was the school's top candidate.

Wolfson is the second area school this offseason to hire a coach with college head-coaching experience. Christ's Church hired Tripp Merrit, the former head coach at Davidson, late last January.

Justin Barney: (904) 359-4248