The UCF Knights have a new defensive coordinator. Addison Williams, who was UCF’s DBs coach the last two years and served as assistant head coach last year, was promoted to DC by head coach Gus Malzahn.
Excited to announce the promotion of @CoachWilliams_7 to Defensive Coordinator! #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/7RgYoiDTaG— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) December 18, 2022
Williams takes over for Travis Williams (no relation), who left to become the defensive coordinator at Arkansas.
Arkansas is expected to hire UCF’s Travis Williams as its new defensive coordinator, sources tell @on3sportshttps://t.co/sWs4CTjMRt— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 17, 2022
Addison Williams followed Malzahn to UCF after serving as an analyst at Auburn in Malzahn’s last season there in 2019. He coached the safeties at Coastal Carolina in 2020 before coming to UCF in 2021.
Let’s get to work @CoachWilliams_7 https://t.co/OGIHVlV4PX pic.twitter.com/jzkS0RM1yL— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) December 18, 2022
Williams played his college ball at South Carolina from 2007-2009.
National Signing Day is on Wednesday, so Malzahn had to make a move quickly with several defensive recruits in the pipeline. Reaction to Addison Williams's promotion was positive among current and former players:
Great Move! This is big on so many levels! #UCF ⚔️⚔️ https://t.co/h9eTSVncku— Clayton Geathers (@cgeathers26) December 18, 2022
Addison Williams will coach the defense for the Knights when they face Duke in the Military Bowl in Annapolis on December 28th.