With the Tennessee Titans currently, Terrell Williams is an American football coach. The Defensive line coach has had the same job since 1999. Let’s take a look at his life and career in this short bio.
Terrell Williams: 5 Quick Things On The Tennessee Titans’s Coach!
1. Terrell Williams’ career as a coach:
Although he was employed back in 1999 working for the Fort Scott CC, Williams began his famous career as an NFL coach on February 14, 2012 with the Oakland Raiders. Here his role was as the defensive lineman’s coach, after spending 14 years at various universities. On January 14, 2014 he signed for another year until he played the role of coach of the Tennessee Titans defensive line of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to this, the defensive line coach was a coach for the Miami Dolphins between the years 2015 and 2017.
The Los Angeles coach shifted from Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College, to work for two years at North Carolina A&T, followed by two years at Youngstown State, followed by two years at Akron, followed by four years at Purdue, and lastly two years at Texas A&M.
Terrell Williams’s current career is working as a coach for the Tennessee Titans.
2. Family, wife, and kids:
Terrell Williams is married to Tifini Preliou with whom he had two songs: Tahj and Tyson. Terrell Williams’s second son Tyson died at the age of 4 in 2012 from a sudden and unexpected illness.
3. Terrell Williams’ childhood and education:
Terrell Williams was born in Los Angeles, June 19, 1974 and Williams then went on to play college football at East Carolina University where he also received a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in history.
The Los Angeles native played nose guard at East Carolina and helped the Pirates to a Liberty Bowl victory over Stanford in 1995.
Williams originally coached at the collegiate level at six different institutions – all as a defensive line coach between the years 1998 and 2011.
4. Terrell Williams’ coaching timeline:
- 2018-current: Defensive Line, Tennessee Titans
- 2015-17: Defensive Line, Miami Dolphins
- 2012-14: Defensive Line, Oakland Raiders
- 2010-11: Defensive Line, Texas A&M
- 2006-09: Defensive Line, Purdue
- 2004-05: Defensive Line, Akron
- 2002-03: Defensive Line, Youngstown State
- 1999-2001: Defensive Line, North Carolina A&T
- 1998: Defensive Line, Fort Scott CC
5. Tennessee Titans career highlight:
2022 marks Terrell Williams’s 25th season in coaching and his 11th campaign in the NFL.
In his fifth season with the Titans, NFL coach Terrell Williams is defensive line coach currently but during Williams’ first season with the Titans, veteran Jurrell Casey was named to the Pro Bowl after leading the defense with seven sacks.
In 2021, Jeffery Simmons was named to his first career Pro Bowl after setting career highs in several categories, including sacks (8.5), tackles (54), quarterback pressures (58), tackles for loss (12) and passes defensed (six) because of which the kid continued to emerge as one of the NFL’s top young defensive talents.
Jeffery Simmons also established a franchise single-game postseason record with three sacks in the divisional playoff contest against Cincinnati in addition to earning second-team Associated Press All-Pro honors.
In 2019, Williams helped acclimate Simmons to the NFL as a first-round pick and by 2020, Simmons established a second position on the team with 19 quarterback pressures and became the first player in the franchise’s “Titans era” (since 1999) to post at least three fumble recoveries, three sacks and five passes defensed in the same season.
This was all going on while veteran Jurrell Casey earned his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl berth after posting five sacks and a team-high 30 quarterback pressures.
After 17 years, Terrell Williams’s team the Titans rebounded from a 2-4 start to make the franchise’s first AFC Championship Game as the team’s defense ranked eighth overall. The Titans got (333.4 yards per game), third in points allowed (18.9 per game), 10th on third down (36.6 percent) and second in the red zone (44.7 touchdown percentage).