Title















Site Registration | Find a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map
The Voice of the Black Community
My business story

We’re in the business of telling the Queen City story with an African-American perspective.www.thecharlottepost.com

Posted by The Charlotte Post on Monday, March 7, 2016

Sports

Livingstone names Williams full-time coach
Blue Bears competitive despite 2-7 record
 
Published Tuesday, November 5, 2013 6:12 am
by Laurie D. Willis

Livingstone has taken the interim tag from football coach Daryl Williams’ title.

clientuploads/v39n09photos/wb_Daryl-Williams.gif
Daryl Williams

President Jimmy Jenkins announced on Monday Williams will be the program’s full-time coach after leading the Blue Bears to a 2-7 record with a game remaining. Williams, who joined the Blue Bears staff in 2012 as offensive coordinator, had been interim coach since the start of the 2013 season.

“We have had an opportunity to observe coach Williams as offensive coordinator and as interim head coach, and we have been thoroughly impressed with his integrity and his focus on the development of student-athletes,” Jenkins said. “The performance of the football team this season, under his leadership as interim coach, has been admirable in spite of what the win-loss record suggests. To support his continued momentum, we believe it both appropriate and necessary to remove the questionable status of interim head coach. With the interim status removed, we are reassuring his current players and those that he might recruit, that we are confident in his abilities and he will be their coach next year. ” 

Under Williams, Livingstone beat Edwards Waters and Lincoln in consecutive weeks and three losses were by a touchdown or less. Last week, Livingstone lost to Fayetteville State 34-31 when the Broncos converted a Blue Bears fumble into the go-ahead score with 3 minutes, 52 seconds left. 

“I’m very excited and grateful that Dr. Jenkins and Athletic Director Andre Springs had enough faith and confidence in the process and program I’m establishing here to name me the head football coach,” Williams said. “Knowing I’m going to be the head coach moving forward helps with the players we have now and also makes a huge difference with respect to recruiting, the lifeline of any collegiate program. It also lets the coaches know that we’re going to be here to help elevate Livingstone College football.”

Said Springs: “Coach Williams has shown he can lead the team in the right direction, and he demonstrates great leadership. Last year he did a great job as the offensive coordinator, and that’s why we gave him the opportunity to serve as interim head coach. This season he brought in a good coaching staff that gave great balance to the team and the program. His efforts have shown promise and an ability to get our program to the next level.”

Before joining the Livingstone staff in 2012, Williams was the associate head coach and quarterbacks coach at Texas Southern from 2007-11. In 2010, he helped guide Texas Southern to a SWAC championship. 

From 2001-07, Williams played an instrumental role in Alabama State’s football program, where he served as the co-offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and director of football operations. During Williams’ tenure at ASU, he helped lead the Hornets to a SWAC championship in 2004 and SWAC Eastern Division championships in 2001, 2003 and 2004. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all
13

The Prom Event

The Prom Event is an amazing free event for any

19

STEM Sunday Program: Math, Science & Robotics

Intellicor International Academy & LEEDS

22

TOBF Night of Dreams: presented by The Bechtler Museum

Our foundation has always believed that ideas,

Latest News

read all

Building the movement to fight extremism

On Jan. 27, President Trump wrapped up his first week of executive orders with a temporary ban on refugees and travelers from several Muslim countries. Effective immediately, this order impacted tens of thousands of people, leading to the detention of travelers in airports across the United States. Mass protests erupted, a federal judge issued a temporary

Barack Obama No. 12 among U.S. presidents in historians survey

Lincoln, Washington and FDR top C-SPAN list

CIAA basketball tournament draws celebrities to Charlotte

Sports, music and screen stars intersect