Nate Williams comes to Lawrence Tech after seven seasons as the head coach at Flint Carman Ainsworth from 2008-2014, where he compiled a mark of 43-28 with four-straight playoff appearances. Williams’ career as a high school head coach began on 2004 at Flint Hamady. While a head coach, he worked with the defensive backs and also acted as the offensive coordinator.
Williams built successful teams at both Hamady and Carman-Ainsworth. At Hamady, he took a team that had gone 6-66 the previous eight seasons and got the Hawks into the playoffs in his third year, going 7-3 in 2006 and 8-2 in 2007.
At Carman-Ainsworth, Williams posted a mark of 33-11 over his last four years with the Cavaliers. His most successful season came in 2013 when Carman-Ainsworth went 11-2, setting a school record for wins, and reached the Division 1 semifinals, the longest playoff run in school history.
For his efforts in 2013, Williams was recognized as the Saginaw Valley conference Coach of the Year, Flint Journal Dream Team coach of the Year, Regional Coach of the Year and was an honorable mention for the state’s Coach of the Year. He was also named Regional Coach of the Year in 2007 with Hamady.
During Williams’ tenure as head coach, more than 70 of his student-athletes went on to the next level on either an academic or football scholarship. Community was a focus under Williams, as he held ACT/SAT preparatory sessions with certified instructors, as well hosted the ‘Heart of a Champion’ football camp for grades 3-8.
Williams was a second-team all-conference player for Ferris State, donning the red and gold from 1991-93. He finished his playing career at Saginaw Valley State in 1995.
Williams graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a bachelors degree in elementary education. He holds an associates degree from Ferris State in elementary education.
Williams wife of 18 years, Samecika, passed in 2017. They have two sons, Nate Jr. (20) and Nataevion (17).