GREG WILLIAMS, a former standout for the North Carolina Tar Heels in the mid-1990s, enters his first year as a graduate assistant with the Pitt football program.
Williams, who played for some outstanding secondary units while at North Carolina, will work with the Panthers defense.
He joins Pitt after serving the past two seasons (2006-07) at Arkansas Tech, where he was a defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator.
Prior to Arkansas Tech, Williams coached at the College of DuPage during the 2004 and '05 seasons. He worked with the receivers his initial year before switching his focus to the defensive backs. Williams additionally worked with the special teams while at DuPage.
During the 2003 season, Williams was a coaching intern at Arizona State.
Williams was a four-year letterman at North Carolina under Mack Brown, contributing at wide receiver his first two years before becoming a sparkplug for one of the nation's best defensive backfields his final two seasons. The Tar Heels played in a bowl each year of Williams' career, and finished in the Top 10 twice. His senior year in 1997, UNC went 11-1 and finished ranked as high as No. 4 nationally following a 42-3 triumph over Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl.
After UNC, Williams was signed as a free-agent by the Chicago Bears and later the New York Giants. He went on to play in NFL Europe, the XFL and in the Arena Football League.
Williams earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from North Carolina in 1998.
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