The Indianapolis Colts finalized their coaching staff last week, but some former Colts assistants are still looking for and finding new jobs elsewhere. One such coach is Charlie Williams, who today was announced as the wide receivers coach at the University of Texas, where he will work on head coach Charlie Strong's staff.
Williams spent the past four seasons with the Colts, coaching wide receivers for three seasons (2012-2014) before he was replaced by Jim Hostler last year. Williams was then moved to running backs coach to replace David Walker, though after one season in that position Williams was fired by the team earlier this offseason as part of the coaching staff renovation. During his time in Indy, Williams worked with a wide receivers unit that featured Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton, among others. Under Williams' tutelage, Hilton quickly burst on to the scene as a dynamic young wideout for the Colts' offense, and he has posted three straight 1,000-yard seasons (two while Williams was receivers coach). Williams also coached Donte Moncrief during the receiver's rookie season in 2014.
Before his time in Indianapolis, Williams was the wide receivers coach for the University of North Carolina five seasons (2007-2011), where he coached a number of very successful wideouts - including Hakeem Nicks. His other stops as a wide receivers coach include the University of Arizona (2004-2006), South Carolina (2003), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2001), the University of Miami (1993-1995), Minnesota (1992), and TCU (1988-1991), where he also handled the running backs coach duties. He was the running backs coach at New Mexico State from 1986-1987 and defensive backs coach at Long Beach City College in 1984.