Sam Williams is in his first year at Rutgers as the special teams assistant. He spent 2012 in offensive quality control at Vanderbilt.
During his one year in Nashville, the Commodores went 9-4 – the program’s best record since 1915 – and ended the year on a seven-game winning streak by defeating NC State in the Music City Bowl. Finishing the year ranked No. 20 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll and No. 23 in the Associated Press Poll, Vanderbilt scored its most points since World War I (390).
Prior to working with the Commordoes, Williams spent four years on the staff at his alma mater, Shepherd (W.Va.) University.
Williams started his collegiate career in 2007 as a student assistant at Shepherd under highly regarded head coach Monte Cater. That season, he worked with inside linebackers and special teams during the Rams' 10-2 campaign.
From 2008-10, Williams served as Shepherd's quarterbacks coach. In 2008, Shepherd quarterbacks set a single season team mark by throwing for just five interceptions. In 2010, the Rams advanced to the NCAA Division II national semifinals during a 12-2 campaign.
Williams graduated from Shepherd in 2008.