Former UA Linebacker Chavis Williams on His New HS Coaching Job
From 2007-2010, linebackers such as Rolando McClain, Dont'a Hightower and Eryk Anders helped to rebuild the championship tradition of Alabama football beginning with the first of five national championships under Nick Saban in 2009.
Chavis Williams, a reserve linebacker from 2007-2010, was also a member of the 2009 national championship squad. In his career at Alabama, Williams recorded 17 tackles in 33 games including eight starts as a senior in 2010.
On May 21, Williams was named the head football coach at Carbon Hill High School in northwest Alabama.
Earlier this week, the former Crimson Tide linebacker appeared on The Gary Harris Show to discuss his new coaching gig.
Williams talked about when he first became interested in the coaching profession.
"When I was in college, I knew I wanted to be a coach, just didn't know when. I'm a big believer in God's timing, and he led me in that direction." Williams said.
After a brief stint in professional football, the former Alabama linebacker described the first steps he took in coaching at his high school alma mater Dora High School.
"When I got done playing, I went back to my alma mater Dora High School and started as a volunteer assistant for my former head coach Johnny Wright and he was a big positive influence and motivation to push me to going back and getting all my qualifications to where I could coach." Williams said.
In the rest of the conversation with Gary Harris, find out what led Williams to Carbon Hill High School, the challenges he faces as a first time head coach and the key ingredients to Alabama's undefeated 2009 national championship season.
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