Bert Williams is entering his 23rd year overall at Georgia Military College and his 20th season as head football coach and athletic director. Coach Williams previously served four years as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach before taking over the head coaching position and athletic director duties for the Bulldogs. He has accumulated an impressive record of 157-57 in his 19 years at the helm for the Bulldogs and has led the program to have one of the highest winning percentages in junior college football in the country. With his 119th win at the end of the 2014 season, Coach Williams surpassed GMC legand Lew Cordell as the all-time winningest coach in GMC history. He has led the Bulldogs to nine National Junior College Athletic Association bowl games, three national championship games (2001, 2002, and 2013) and was named National Coach-of-the-Year after the 2001 season (National Junior College Football Coaches Association), 2002 season (ADM/Schutt) and 2013 season (American Football Coaches Association and the NJCFCA).
Coach 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 as the NJCFCA President and the American Community College Football Coaches Association President in previous years. He currently serves as the permanent secretary for the ACCFCA and is the liaison between the AFCA and the junior college coaches’ association.
Coach Williams made history in 2001 by bringing GMC its first ever national championship with a 31-19 win over Butler Community College (Kan.) in the Sea Island Company Golden Isles Bowl in Brunswick, GA. During his tenure, Coach Williams and his staff have also developed 86 NJCAA All-Americans at GMC, including Jermaine Harris as The Lea Plarski Award winner in 2002, Randy Jackson as National Defensive Player of the Year in 2001, Javon Robinson as the National Offensive Player-of-the-Year in 2013, and Super Bowl winning Trent Brown.
Coach Williams was a four-year letterman at Davidson College (N.C) from 1986-1990. After earning his Bachelor’s of Arts in History at Davidson, he began his coaching career at the University of Georgia from 1990-1993. After a three-year stint as the offensive coordinator at Union College (Ky.) from 1994-96, 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, GA, and graduated from Westside High School. He is married to the former Catherine Ann Coffman of Atlanta and they are the proud parents of Parker (22), a current grauduate assistant at Austin Peay University and Zachary (18), a freshman at Kennesaw State University.