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Ted Williams (American football coach)

Ted Williams
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-11-17) November 17, 1943
Place of birth Lyons, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Running Backs Coach
College Cal Poly Pomona
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
Washington State (OC/RB)
University of Arizona (DB)
Philadelphia Eagles (TE)
Philadelphia Eagles (RB)
Philadelphia Eagles (TE)

Ted J. Williams (born November 17, 1943) is currently the tight end coach with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Coaching career


Williams taught and coached at Compton High School in Compton, California for more than ten years before being hired as the head coaching job at the Los Angeles City College in 1980. Soon after, he took a coaching job at UCLA to coach linebackers and running backs from 1980 to 1989 under Terry Donahue. At UCLA, he coached All-America linebackers Ken Norton and Carnell Lake as well as future NFL running backs Eric Ball, Mel Farr, Jr., Gaston Green, Freeman McNeil and Jairo Penaranda. From 1991 to 1993, Williams was Washington State University's offensive coordinator and running backs coach, coaching future NFL players Drew Bledsoe and Clarence Williams. In 1994, he coached University of Arizona's secondary.[1]

Philadelphia Eagles

Williams was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1995 to coach the team's tight ends where he stayed from 1995 to 1996. He was shifted to coach the running backs in 1997. Williams was a big role in the drafting of running back Duce Staley. Williams had scouted Staley at the University of South Carolina and recommended the Eagles pick him with their third-round pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. Staley went on to have a stellar career with the Eagles, accumulating 4,807 yards on 1,200 carries and 22 touchdowns along with 275 catches for 2,498 yards and 10 touchdowns.[2] Williams was only one of four coaches kept on the coaching staff when Ray Rhodes was fired and replaced with Andy Reid. Williams has coached Eagles starting running backs Staley, Correll Buckhalter, Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy. Under Williams, the Eagles have had seven 1,000-yard rushers, including Staley with three, Westbrook with two, and McCoy with two as of the 2011 season.[1]


Williams is married to his wife Theresa, and has four children: Darryl, Donald, Daniel and Terri.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Ted Williams Running Backs". Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Duce Staley". Retrieved 2010-01-13. 

External links

  • Philadelphia Eagles bio
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