University at Buffalo Football

Gill Adds Toby Williams To Coaching Staff

Former NFL standout will coach defensive line

BUFFALO, NY - University at Buffalo head coach Turner Gill has added a familiar name to the Bulls' coaching staff with the hiring of Toby Williams.

Williams is the brother of Buffalo defensive coordinator Jimmy Williams, and both played with Gill at Nebraska. Like his brother, Toby starred for the Cornhuskers and went to have a highly successful career in the National Football League, playing with the New England Patriots from 1983-88 and finishing his career with one season in Green Bay with the Packers.

“Toby is an outstanding teacher of defensive line play gained from being an outstanding collegiate and professional player,” said Gill. “I am very happy to have him on the staff.”

Williams was an overachiever throughout his football career, walking on at Nebraska before earning All Big Eight honors and spending six seasons with the Patriots after being chosen in the 10th round. He would play 80 games with the Patriots, registering 15 career sacks as a defensive tackle and nose guard.

He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Millis High School in Massachusetts in 1995, serving as an assistant coach before moving into the head coaching position. He would later move on to collegiate coaching at Bridgewater State (2000-01) and Dean College (2001-02), coaching defensive line at both schools.

He returned to the high school ranks in 2002, spending two years at Bishop Feehan outside Boston, his team winning Division titles both seasons while coaching the offensive and defensive lines. He has spent the past two seasons at Saint Raphael Academy as offensive and defensive line coach.

With Toby Williams joining the staff, Gill has reshuffled some duties. Brian Mohnsen will now coach the Bulls' linebackers, while Matt House will handle the defensive backfield. Aaron Stamn, who will continue to coach the Bulls' tight ends, will also serve as special teams coordinator.

The Bulls open their first season under coach Gill on Thursday, Aug. 31 vs. Temple at UB Stadium.

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