The Indianapolis Colts have announced that the team has hired Greg Williams to be their new defensive backs coach.
Last season, Williams was the assistant secondary coach for the San Diego Chargers, a position he has held since 2013 with the Bolts.
Williams assuredly had a vote of confidence from Colts head coach Chuck Pagano‘s younger brother, John Pagano, who has been the defensive coordinator for the Chargers during Williams entire tenure as an assistant secondary coach in San Diego.
Prior to becoming their assistant secondary coach, Williams was the Chargers assistant linebackers coach (2009-12). He’s also been a full-time assistant at the College of DuPage. He has over 13 years of coaching experience.
Last season, his Chargers secondary allowed 236.6 passing yards per game, which was tied for the 14th best in the NFL. Their 22 passing touchdowns allowed were the 10th fewest in the league.
Collegiately, Williams played both wide receiver and safety for the University of North Carolina–having switched to the latter position as an upperclassman (1994-97).
Williams went to training camp with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, before playing stints in NFL Europe, the XFL, and the Arena Football League.