Seven years after leaving his alma mater for the NFL, Doug Williams is making his way back home yet again.
Williams announced Monday afternoon that he is leaving his position as general manager of the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers to become the head coach at Grambling State. Williams took over for the legendary Eddie Robinson in 1998 but left to become a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office in 2004.
His son D.J. signed with the school earlier this month, providing more than enough incentive for a return.
“I was looking forward to working with the Destroyers, but this is a great opportunity for me and it is very rare that a father gets to coach his son at the college football level,” Williams said in a statement released through the UFL. “I went to school there, I coached there, and now I have a great opportunity to coach there again.”
During his six seasons at Grambling, Williams went 53-17 and his teams claimed three Southwestern Athletic Conference titles.