Sam Williams is in his second year at Rutgers and primarily works with the offensive line. He spent 2013 assisting with special teams, previously working in offensive quality control at Vanderbilt in 2012.
Helping on special teams last season, the Scarlet Knights scored four special teams touchdowns in 2013. True freshman Janarion Grant earned All-AAC Second Team honors as a return specialist and kicker Kyle Federico made eight of his last 10 field goals.
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 Commodores, 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 2008-11, 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.
THE WILLIAMS FILE
Hometown: Myersville, Md.
Alma Mater: Shepherd, 2008
2014: Offensive Line Assistant
2013: Special Teams Assistant
2012: Offensive Quality Control
2007: Inside Linebackers/Special Teams Student Assistant