Alumnus invited into Hall of Fame

Truman State alumnus Gregg Williams was inducted into the Missouri Coaches Hall of Fame Jan. 31.

The Excelsior Springs, Missouri, native graduated from Truman and went on to earn his master’s degree at the University of Central Missouri. Currently, Williams holds the position of defensive coordinator within the Los Angeles Rams organization. Although this is only his second year with the Rams, he has coached for 25 years in the NFL.

Williams has two Super Bowl appearances under his belt — one loss with the Tennessee Titans in 2000, and one victory in 2010 with the New Orleans Saints. Williams played football for the Bulldogs and received All-Conference honors twice on the baseball team.

As quarterback, Williams was a three-year letter winner. Williams completed 40 passes for the ‘Dogs, including two touchdowns. As a baseball player, Williams was a two-year letter winner. During 1979 he received second team All-Conference accolades from the then-Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association. He received his second All-Conference award in 1980.

Williams’ Hall of Fame induction follows the likes of Maurice “Red” Wade, Russ Sloan, Dr. John Bailey, Gerald “Shag” Grossnickle and Shane Cavanah, who all have a connection to the University.