Georgia Military Head Coach Bert Williams has been named the 2013 American Community College Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year. The award was presented last week at the 2014 AFCA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.
Williams has a career record of 113-37 and the fifth-most wins among active NJCAA coaches. Williams record is even more impressive despite having to replace half the team every year. “Replacing half a team each year is a huge challenge,” Williams said. “Recruiting and training with limited resources is far more challenging than in many four-year programs. Building team chemistry is always a challenge because it is easy for players to focus on individual success rather than team success – worried more about being recruited than by moving forward as a team. I think one of the most underrated challenges is with coaches having the ability to be flexible in their schemes."
Williams was inducted into the NJCAA Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010 and previously was named NJCAA Football Coach of the Year in 2001. Williams was a four-year letterman at Davidson College, then served as a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia from 1990-94. After serving as offensive coordinator for three years at Union College, Williams came to GMC in the same capacity for another three years before being named head coach and athletic director in 2000.