Pine Bluff Native Micheal Williams Named Zebras Head Football Coach
The Pine Bluff High School football team will have another former Zebra leading the squad in the fall in Micheal Williams as announced by Athletic Director Cheryl Hatley. The announcement was made while several players, parents, and administrators looked on in the Pine Bluff High School Student Center. Superintendent Barbara Warren and Assistant Athletic Directors Billy Dixon and Booker Mays were also in attendance.
Williams returns to Pine Bluff after spending the last 13 years teaching and coaching in neighboring Texas. He has 8 years of experience coaching State Playoff teams, 2 Texas State Championship Games, and 3 District, Area, and Regional Championships. Williams also has experience as an Assistant Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Interim Athletic Director, as well as Head Coach at W.T. White High School. He served as Wide Receivers Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator at Duncanville High School, and Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting/Academic Coordinator at Wylie East High School.
When asked why return to Pine Bluff at this juncture of his career, he responded:
As a Zebra, Williams was a 3-year letterman in football, a First Team All District performer in baseball (1999-2001), and the 1999 Hooten’s Magazine Sophomore of the Year. In 2000, he rushed for 700 yards, had 500 receiving yards, and amassed over 1500 yards in 2001. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. Upon graduation, Williams pursued a career in the medical field prior to teaching and coaching.
The newly named Z’s skipper takes over the program after the departure of former Zebras running back and Head Coach Rod Stinson who is headed for Marion. Williams will look to improve on last seasons’ 2-7 record.