Former Yale head coach Tom Williams was appointed safeties coach at UTEP on Feb. 21, 2012.

Williams brings 11 years of collegiate coaching experience to the Miners as well as NFL knowledge, having been a defensive assistant for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.

During his tenure at Yale, Williams guided the Bulldogs to a record of 16-14 over three seasons.

Williams was the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at San Jose State from 2005-06, helping the defense decrease its points allowed by 21.8 per game in that time frame. Additionally Williams spent three seasons at Hawaii (1996-98), including one in charge of the defense.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Williams served as linebackers coach at Washington (1999-2001), helping the Huskies to three consecutive bowl appearances. They won the 2001 Rose Bowl, capping an 11-1 season.

He got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant at Stanford on Bill Walsh's staff (1993-94), and later worked full-time with the Cardinal from 2002-04. He coached the linebackers, served as the co-defensive coordinator (2002 & 2003) and was the associate head coach in 2004.

Williams was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Stanford from 1989-92. The Texas native led a Stanford squad that went 10-3 in 1992 and won a share of the Pac-10 championship, with a No. 9 finish in the national polls.

He attended Trinity Valley College Prep in Fort Worth, where he earned all-state honors in football, basketball and baseball.

Williams graduated from Stanford in 1992 and received his master's degree from the school in 1995. He and his wife, Tonya, have four children, Grace, Tre, Ana and Lauren.

Tom Williams

Tom  Williams

Safeties Coach

Alma Mater:
Stanford 1992

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