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Charlie Williams
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 25, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Third Year at Arizona

22 Years in Coaching

*  Coached Mike Thomas to a freshman school-record 52 catches in 2005


*  Helped UA’s Syndric Steptoe emerge as a big-play perimeter threat, improving from nine catches the year before to 30 in 2004 and 37 in 2005


*  Helped develop receiver Troy Williams, 2005 first-round NFL draft pick by Minnesota


?* Spent six seasons as receivers coach with the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, tutoring standout performers such as Keyshawn Johnson, Reidel Anthony and Jacquez Green. Johnson was chosen to play in three Pro Bowls while Williams was his position coach.

?* The 2000 and 2001 Tampa Bay offense set several club offensive records, and during his tenure, the team advanced to the playoffs four times.

?* Williams was wide receivers coach at Miami for three years before his NFL stint, two under Dennis Erickson and one under Butch Davis.

?* In 1993 and 1994, Williams coached receiver Chris T. Jones, who led the Hurricanes both years and had a total of 90 catches for 1,462 yards. The 1993 ?'Canes (9-3) fell victim to Arizona in the 1994 Fiesta Bowl, 29-0, with Jones as the only bright spot for Miami with six catches for 98 yards.

?* Part of the 1994 Miami staff that led the Canes to a 10-2 finish and played Nebraska in the Orange Bowl.

?* Played two years of football as a defensive back at Colorado State.


                Williams enters his second season on the Arizona staff and brings experience coaching high-caliber players at both the major college and professional ranks. His second group of Wildcats should be a team strong point after a year of indoctrination for the corps.


                Williams coaches wide receivers and has a solid background working with the position.


                Williams, 48, also adds some Western ties to the staff, having prepped and coached in the greater Los Angeles area and played college ball at Colorado State.  He joined Mike Stoops’ first UA staff after a year in 2003 as receivers coach at the University of South Carolina under coach Lou Holtz.

Williams’ Coaching history

1984   Long Beach City College, assistant

1985   Long Beach City College, assistant

1986   New Mexico State, assistant

1987   New Mexico State, assistant

1988   Texas Christian, assistant

1989   Texas Christian, assistant

1990   Texas Christian, assistant

1991   Texas Christian, assistant

1992   Minnesota, receivers coach

1993   University of Miami, receivers coach

1994   University of Miami, receivers coach

1995   University of Miami, receivers coach

1996   Tampa Bay Buccaneers, receivers coach

1997   Tampa Bay Buccaneers, receivers coach

1998   Tampa Bay Buccaneers, receivers coach

1999   Tampa Bay Buccaneers, receivers coach

2000   Tampa Bay Buccaneers, receivers coach

2001   Tampa Bay Buccaneers, receivers coach

2003   University of South Carolina, receivers coach

2004   Arizona, Wide Receivers coach

2005   Arizona, Wide Receivers coach

Williams in bowl games

1993   Fiesta Bowl Miami receivers coach

1994   Orange Bowl Miami receivers coach

1997   NFL Divisional playoff Tampa Bay receivers coach

1999   NFC Championship game Tampa Bay receivers coach

2000   NFC Wild Card game Tampa Bay receivers coach

2001   NFC Wild Card game Tampa Bay receivers coach

The Williams File

Birthdate:                   January 31, 1958

High School:              Long Beach, Calif., Poly High School

College:                     Colorado State, 1982

Playing Experience:   Colorado State, defensive back, 1978-79

Family:                       Daughters Sydney and Jada; son Gregory; wife  Lisa

Recruiting Areas:        Los Angeles Valley, Bakersfield, Long Beach

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