GMC Athletics Experiencing Unprecedented Success Under the Leadership of Bert Williams

GMC Athletics Experiencing Unprecedented Success Under the Leadership of Bert Williams
Bert Williams has just finished his 18th year as Head Football Coach and Director
of Athletics for Georgia Military College after serving three years as an offensive coordinator and an
assistant head coach for the Bulldogs. Coach Williams has accumulated a record of 144-49 in his 18 years
at the helm for the GMC Bulldogs and has led the program to have one of the country's highest win
percentages in junior college football. He has led the Bulldogs to 10 NJCAA bowl games, three national
championship games in 2001, 2002, and 2013, was named National Coach of the Year in 2001 (NJCFCA),
2002 (AFM/Schutt), and 2013, when he was named National Coach of the Year by both the AFCA and
the NJCFCA. Bert Williams was inducted into the NJCAA Football Hall of Fame in 2010, the only active
NJCAA coach to be so honored. He has also served his profession as the NJCAA Football Coaches
Association President and the ACCFCA President in previous years. He currently serves as the
permanent Secretary for the ACCFCA and is the liaison between the American Football Coaches
Association and the junior college coaches associations.
 
Coach Williams made history in 2001 by winning GMC its first ever national championship with a 31-19
win over Butler Community College in the Sea Island Company Golden Isles Bowl. During his tenure,
Coach Williams and his staff have also developed 79 NJCAA Football All-Americans at Georgia Military
College, including the Lea Plarski Award Winner Jermaine Harris in 2002, the NJCAA National Defensive
Player of the Year Randy Jackson in 2001, and Jovon Robinson, the National Offensive Player of the Year
in 2013.
 
As the Director of Athletics, he has led the growth of the GMC Athletic Department from one to eight
very successful athletic programs over the course of his tenure at GMC. Since taking over as the
Director of Athletics, Bert Williams has been responsible for the addition of Men's Soccer, Women's
Soccer, Coed Rifle (3 NRA ROTC National Championships), Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's
Golf (2 NJCAA Division III National Championships), with Women's Golf set to start competing in Fall
2018. Within this past year, the GMC Athletic Department experienced unprecedented success in which
every program was nationally ranked, and/or competed in a National Championship tournament,
highlighted by Men's Golf winning the NJCAA Division III National Championship. Additionally, five other
GMC programs have produced 15 NJCAA All-Americans as well – Men's Golf (7), Women's Softball (4),
Men's Soccer (2), Women's Soccer (1), and Cross Country (1). The total winning of this academic year
season's for all programs was 83-25-1 with two regular season GCAA Conference Championships, two
GCAA Conference Tournament Championships and a bowl game qualification for the #18 ranked (8-2)
Bulldog Football Team and our Men's Golf team will travel to NY in June to attempt to claim their 3rd
NJCAA Division III Golf Championship.
 
Bert Williams' leadership and impact have also been felt off the field as he has overseen and supervised
facility improvements to the GMC Soccer complex ($250K), the addition of the Mason Golf Performance
Lab ($75K), the Kidd Health and Wellness Center ($17.5 million), and the renovation of the Ruark
Athletic Complex ($2.3 million). Bert's leadership has been instrumental in raising over $2.5 million
dollars in endowed scholarships and operating funds for the GMC student athletes over the years, as
well as establishing the Bert and Cathy Williams Scholarship Fund.
 
GMC Student Athletes continue to succeed in the classroom as the graduation rate for scholarship
student athletes is more than twice the general student body rate at Georgia Military College. Under
Coach Bert Williams' leadership, there have been over 500 football student athletes that have gone on
to four-year institutions to compete and complete their education. Bert has been an active member on
the last two SACSCOC reaffirmation committees as well as being on the last Academic Dean and
Presidential Search Committees.
 
We would be remiss if we didn't take a moment to stop and thank Coach Bert Williams for his tireless
efforts on behalf of the coaches and student athletes of the JC Georgia Military College Athletic
Department. Thank you to Cathy as well for her faithful loyalty and support of Coach Williams as he leads our
Department.
 
Coach Williams was a four-year letterman at Davidson College in North Carolina from 1986-1990. After
earning his Bachelor of Arts in History at Davidson, he began his coaching career at the University of
Georgia from 1990-1994. After a three-year stint as the offensive coordinator at Union College
(Kentucky), he came to GMC as the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach in the spring of 1997
for former head coach Robert Nunn. Coach Williams is a native of Augusta, graduated from Westside
High School, and is married to the former Catherine Ann Coffman of Atlanta. They are the proud parents of two 
sons, Parker (21) and Zachary (17).