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J.D. Williams
J.D.  Williams



VIDEO: Staff Spotlight - UNLV CB Coach J.D. Williams

Four-time Super Bowl participant now in his second tenure as Rebel assistant coach.


Camp Notes: Dissecting The Secondary

Also, reintroducing a Rebellious graduate assistant.


Hauck Shuffles His Coaching Staff

Rebels will have new coordinators on both sides of the ball in 2012.


Hauck's Quotes From Signing Day Press Conference

Signing Day News Conference Quotes (Feb. 1, 2012)

Williams rejoins UNLV after recently serving as the defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator at Georgia State. He was an assistant with the Rebels from 2010-12 and served as the defensive coordinator in his final season. Williams has also been an assistant coach at Utah (2008), Washington (2006-08), California (2002-05), Fresno State (2000-01), Cal Poly (1999) and San Jose State (1998). Williams was a standout cornerback for Fresno State and earned second team All-America honors. He was the 16th overall draft choice by the Buffalo in the 1990 NFL draft and went on to play in four Super Bowls with the Bills. He also played for the Cardinals and the 49ers before his career ended after the 1996 season.

Familiar with the Mountain West, Williams came from the University of Utah in 2010 to serve as UNLV's assistant head coach, pass defense coordinator and defensive backs coach. Williams coached the Ute cornerbacks in 2009 as the team ranked 17th in the nation in pass defense and went on to a Poinsettia Bowl victory.

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 Bills 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.

Williams earned his bachelor's degree in criminology from Fresno State in 1997. He and his wife, Jamie, have four children: Nicole, Kyra, Zoe and David.

2012-SA		UNLV - defensive coord./defensive backs
2010-11		UNLV - asst. HC/pass def. coord./def. backs
2009		Utah - cornerbacks
2006-08		Washington - defensive backs
2002-05		California - defensive backs
2000-01		Fresno State - secondary
1999		San Jose State - defensive backs
1998		Cal Poly - defensive backs
1997		Fresno State - graduate assistant
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