Coach Williams has led his team to the playoffs four times as Head Coach, posting the Cubs’ best playoff record since 2011.
Coach Williams played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track for the Mineola Yellowjackets in high school, deciding he wanted to be a coach in the summer of 1987. He also played four years of baseball at the collegiate level - one year at Paris Junior College and three years at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. While at Henderson, Williams was named 1st Team All-Conference Catcher for two years for the Reddies and played in the 1991 AIC All-Star baseball game.
He continued his baseball career as a 12th Round draft pick of the Texas Rangers in 1991 and played six years of professional baseball in the minors: three with the Texas Rangers and three for the Tyler WildCatters.
Prior to heading to Brenham, Williams coached for two years as a volunteer assistant coach at Tyler Junior College before joining the Cubs coaching staff in the spring of 1997 as the Junior Varsity coach. He spent two years with the JV team and moved up with many of his first players when he became the Varsity Assistant Coach in 1999. Williams spent the next 15 seasons as the Varsity Assistant Coach before taking over the reins of one of the most historic baseball programs in the state of Texas in the summer of 2012. He is now the 17th Head Coach of the Brenham Cubs since the Modern Era of Brenham Baseball began in 1950.
2003 THSBCA Assistant Coach of the Year
2003 Greater Houston Area All-Star South Coach
2007 Baseball Coaches Assoc. Asst. Coach of the Year
2013 - 2016 UIL Baseball Advisory Committee Member
2014 District 18-4A Coach of the Year
2014 HABCA All-Star Game Head Coach
2015 District 19-5A Coach of the Year
1990 Honorable Mention, All-AIC (Collegiate)
1991 First Team All-AIC, Catcher (Collegiate)
1991 AIC All-Star Game (Collegiate)
1991 12th Round draft pick of the Texas Rangers
1992 Voted Hardest Worker (MLB)
Off the field
Williams prides himself on his transparency and openness with his players. Each season he tries to find new ideas and ways to reach his players in order to keep his own skills sharp as a coach. On Game Day, Coach Williams likes to reflect over the line-up and have some quiet time listening to music on Pandora.
Along with being the Head Coach of the Cubs, Coach Williams is the freshman Pre-AP World Geography at BHS. He is also the Junior High Fall Athletic Director. Among his many accomplishments are Brenham High School Teacher of the Year 2003-2004, Texas High School Baseball Assistant Coach of the Year 2003, a part of the Greater Houston Area All-Star South Coaching staff in 2003, Baseball Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year 2007, assigned as a member of the UIL Baseball Advisory Committee since 2013, District 18-4A Coach of the Year 2014 and HABCA All-Star Game Head Coach for 2014.
While his favorite years coaching the Cubs – so far – have been the 2009-2011 seasons (when the Cubs made it to the State Tournament three consecutive years in a row), Coach’s favorite game ever was played in 2003. In the Regional Finals Best of Three series that year, Brenham lost the first game and traveled to Pflugerville for the deciding games. Although beaten on their own field, the 2003 team rallied and faced off against Pflugerville Connally ready to play. With a spirit and tenacity known to all Brenham Cub fans, Pflugerville Connally was 10-run ruled in the next two games, advancing the Brenham Cubs to the coveted State Tournament.
In 1996, Williams graduated from Texas College in Tyler, Texas with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in History. In 2013 he received his Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University. Coach Williams and his wife, Vickie, have been married for 24 years. They attend First Baptist Church were he is a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and member of the praise/worship team.
His hobbies include fishing, playing the guitar, riding his road bike, reading, hanging out with other coaches and his Small Group. The Williams’ have two daughters. Britney, who is employed with DSHS as a Program Specialist in Austin, just got married to the love of her life, Ken Rohsner. Jordyn, a senior at BHS and member of the Cubette volleyball team, can be found in the dugout running the numbers for her father as a statistician for the Cubs.
The Williams File
High School: Mineola ‘87
College: Texas College ‘96
Graduate: Lamar University ‘13
Birthdate: August 23, 1969
Hometown: Mineola, TX
Children: Britney and Jordyn
Career Coaching Record:
539 – 220 – 3 (21 Years)
Career Coaching in Brenham: 496 – 164 – 2 (20 Years)
Career Record as Head Coach: 91-45 (4 Years)