NBC 30 Sports Director Kevin Nathan has learned that Yale will introduce Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coach Tom Williams as their new head football coach. Yale has announced a 2 pm press conference on Wednesday at the Ray Tompkins House to introduce their new head coach.
Williams, 38, would be the first African-American head football coach in Yale's storied history.
Williams joined the Jaguars in 2007 as an assistant special teams coach and this past season he was a defensive assistant coach. Prior to the NFL, Williams spent 11 seasons as an assistant at the collegiate level. He has coached at Hawaii, Washington, Stanford, and San Jose State.
This will be Williams' first head coaching job. He earned his master's degree from Stanford in university administration.
Williams will be replacing Jack Siedliecki who retired from coaching after 12 seasons at Yale.