UNLV Hires ex-Dog

January 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
New UNLV football head coach Bobby Hauck went a long way toward filling out his first Rebel staff Monday as he announced seven of his nine full-time assistants. Naming former Bulldog J.D. Williams as UNLV's assistant head coach, passing game coordinator and defensive backs coach. Williams coached the University of Utah cornerbacks in 2009 as the team ranked 17th in the nation in pass defense and went on to a Poinsettia Bowl championship. He joined Utah after seven years working in Pac-10 secondaries (2006-08 at Washington and 2002-2005 at California).

Prior to that, Williams served two seasons as secondary coach at his alma mater, Fresno State, from 2000-01. He also coached the secondary at San Jose State in 1999 and Cal Poly in 1998. He began his coaching career in 1997 as a Fresno State graduate assistant. A second team All-American at corner for the Bulldogs, Williams was a first round NFL Draft pick in 1990, going to the Buffalo with the 16th selection. He went on to play in four Super Bowls with the Bills and also played for the Cardinals and 49ers before his pro career ended after the 1996 season. nd also played for the Cardinals and 49ers before his pro career ended after the 1996 season.


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