Huskers Complete Football Staff With Hiring of Toledo Assistant Jimmy Williams
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Husker football coaching staff is complete with the addition of Jimmy Williams as linebacker coach. Williams comes to the Huskers from the University of Toledo where he served as the defensive line coach in 2002. Williams will coach the linebackers for the Huskers, a position he played in the NFL for 12 years.
Nebraska Coach Frank Solich said Williams will be a great addition to the staff. "Jimmy has done an excellent job as both a player and a coach. He walked on here at Nebraska with his brother Toby from Washington, D.C. With his great work ethic and talent, he developed into one of the top rush ends here at Nebraska and was a 12-year veteran in the NFL as a linebacker. He is a good communicator with both players and coaches and that will play into recruiting as well."
At Toledo, Williams helped lead the Rockets to a 9-5 record and a berth in the MAC Conference Championship game and an invite to the Motor City Bowl last season. His recruiting responsibilities at Toledo included Michigan.
Williams also has coaching experience as a defensive line coach at Grand Valley State University in 2001, when he helped lead GVSU to a GLIAC Championship and to the Division II playoffs for the first time. Grand Valley State posted a 13-1 record, losing only in the Division II championship game to North Dakota, 17-14. Three of his defensive linemen earned all-conference honors.