by Kevin Craft
William Williams is the head coach of the men’s and women’s golf team at Rochester College.
What brought you here to RC and why do you choose to work here?
“I was recruited as a transfer student to be a part of the men’s golf team.”
What's the easiest part of your job and what is the hardest part of your job?
“The easiest part of my job is being around great young men and women with goals and
aspirations. The hardest can be the long days but they are worth it.
What's the most rewarding part of your job?
“The most rewarding part is seeing diligent work pay off for our guys and girls. Being a coach is
also very personally fulfilling since I have been involved in the game since the age of three.”
What do you do outside of here to stay sane, relieve stress, or hobbies?
“I’m a huge rock music fan. I play a lot of guitar and drums in my down time, as well as write
songs and play live rock shows.”
Where did you grow up? What kind of area is that?
“Orlando, Florida. Very diverse, but very cool. It will always be my home town.”
What is your favorite thing to do locally, or throughout the state?
“I grew up a Detroit sports fan so I love going to see the lions or tigers play. I attend most
concerts in Detroit because all the big rock tours come to town.”
What is your most prized possession?
“My most prized possession is either my trophy from my individual college win or my Fender
Telecaster which is a guitar.”
What is your most embarrassing moment?
“My most embarrassing moment is probably telling my coaches back in Florida that I would be transferring colleges for the third time. I felt like I had let them down and I remember feeling a bit embarrassed.”
What is the biggest obstacle you've had to overcome?
“Transferring colleges three times really made my life complicated on all fronts, personally, family wise, career wise, and of course financially. “
Who is/was your biggest influence in life?
“I have a huge kettle of influences in terms of athletes and musicians. In my life, my grandfather
meant the most and he was the only person who would never quit on me. I owe him a lot.
Character wise, I actually always relied on myself and that’s gotten me through everything. As
selfish as it sounds, I can’t really give credit to anyone except myself.”