Former Tiger included in "rising star coaching" list




 

During the mid-2000s, Auburn linebacker travis williams was considered to be one of the best at his position.

Now, he is considered to be one of the best assistant coaches in the nation.

Williams was recently included in a list titled "25 assistants deserving strong head coach consideration" from On3 for his success in leading UCF's defense as well as recruiting efforts.

Following a successful playing career at Auburn, Williams began his coaching career on the Plains, serving as an analyst from 2009-11. He spent time away from Auburn during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, gaining experience in on-the-field roles. He returned to Auburn, re-uniting with coach Gus Malzahn in 2014, where he would serve a variety of roles until 2020, when Malzahn was relieved of his coaching duties.

Williams was not retained on the staff once current head coach Bryan Harsin was hired, which allowed Williams to follow Malzahn to UCF, which is where he resides today.

One of Williams' strong suits is recruiting. While at Auburn, he was responsible for bringing players such as kj britt, Smoke Monday, and Zakoby McClain, as well as players that are still on Auburn's roster including Owen Pappoe and Wesley Steiner to the Plains.

During his career on the Plains from 2002-05,  Williams recorded 214 tackles, 22.5 of those were for a loss. His best season came during Auburn's undefeated season in 2004, Williams made 80 stops with 9.5 tackles for loss and four interceptions.

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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire

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