February 21st, 2012 | Sports

Williams takes new gig at UTEP

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Photo by Brianne Bowen.

Former Yale football head coach Tom Williams has signed on as safeties coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, according to reports.

Pete Rousel of coachingsearch.com first reported on Sunday that Williams had accepted a position on the UTEP staff under head coach Mike Price; the New Haven Register later confirmed Rousel’s report. The safeties position became available when Al Simmons left UTEP to become the co-defensive coordinator at Colorado State University.

Over his three seasons leading the Bulldogs, Williams compiled a 16–14 record before resigning in December following allegations that he had overstated his record as a Rhodes Scholar. For Williams, the new position will be a homecoming — he grew up and played high school football near Fort Worth, Texas before heading to Stanford.

Williams’ last game at Yale ended in a 45–7 loss to Harvard.