Tom Williams returned as the head
coach for the women's cross country team at the University of North
Georgia in 2012.
Williams makes his way to North Georgia from Walton High School where he served as the boys and girls head cross country coach for the last 20 years. Coach Williams’ girls and boys cross country teams have qualified for the State Championships the past 12 and 14 years respectively.
He served as head coach of the
men's and women's cross country programs at North Georgia in 2009
before both programs were discontinued.
"I am excited for the opportunity to coach cross country at North Georgia," Tom Williams said last week. "This is a new challenge for me as a coach, and I am pleased that North Georgia has the confidence in my ability to be successful at this level."
The Walton High School legend was named GACA State Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2002, and has earned GACA Region Coach of the Year honors on 12 different occasions, including at the end of last season. Williams has also garnered GACA Region Track & Field Coach of the Year honors 11 different times, while the Marietta Daily Journal has honored the legend with 18 different cross country and track & field awards in the last 20 years.
Williams is a 1967 graduate of Rittman High School in Rittman, Ohio. He was a three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and running track. He attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA where he also played football and ran track. He graduated with a BA Degree in Economics, an MBA from Georgia State University and an Eds from Jacksonville State University.
Tom is married to Ginnie Williams and they have one son who is married with two children.