The son, grandson and nephew of college football athletes, it was only natural that Will would pursue a career in the sport. After helping Richmond win the FCS national championship in 2008, Will went to work for Chattanooga, the program in his hometown, for seven seasons.
Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn., provided him the opportunity in 2016 to be a head coach for the first time — at the ripe, old age of 30. After a total rebuild in the first year, the program in 2017 emphatically ended one of the nation’s longest losing streaks by winning eight of nine games against FCS competition. For that, Will was recognized as the Eddie Robinson FCS national coach of the year.
In December 2018, Will was hired as the second head coach in the history of Charlotte Football — which began playing in 2015. The sky is the limit for the program and the city. Will pinches himself everyday that he has this unique opportunity and the chance to raise a family in the Queen City.
He’s hopeful that his sideline energy can translate to the dance floor.
Family: Father, Rob, and uncle, Brad, were standout players at Georgia Tech, as was his grandfather, Bill; another uncle, Chip, was a star at Vanderbilt; another uncle, Buddy, played at The Citadel
Hobbies: Hanging out with my wife, Emily, and my sons, Eli (5) and Wynn (1); golf; traveling
Dance experience: I’ve been known to get down during staff karaoke night.
- Started dating my wife in middle school. (Not sure how she’s put up with me this long.)
- Garth Brooks enthusiast.
- Admitted picky eater. (I eat what I like.)