A four-year starter at Gardner-Webb who competed against the Keydets when VMI was a member of the Big South Conference, Williams comes to the Institute after serving the past two seasons at James Madison University working with defensive quality control. Williams assisted with the development of the Dukes safeties as JMU captured the FCS championship in 2016 and reached the FCS championship game in 2017. Williams also coached two years (2011-12) at Lenoir-Rhyne as a graduate assistant coach where he was assistant secondary coach for two SAC Championship teams under coach Mike Houston. After earning an M.A. in Community Counseling with School Licensure at Lenior Rhyne in 2012, Williams moved to private business where he was a district manager for Pepsico (Frito-Lay Division) for three years in the North Carolina Triad area.