Colorado State's defensive unit has annually ranked among the conference leaders in fewest yards allowed per game.
Defensive end Patrick Goodpaster ranked among the conference leaders in quarterback sacks in 2003.
Defensive end Peter Hogan was named first-team all-conference in 2002 and was a preseason nominee for the Outland Trophy as the nation's top defensive lineman.
In 2001, Lucas Smith was named second-team all-conference. A year prior, Hogan was named second-team all-conference as one of the league's premier defensive ends. Tackles Jamie Bennett and Mike Mackenzie received honorable mention. Each player started every game in 2000.
Williams came to Colorado State after spending one season, 1998, as special teams and defensive ends coach at San Jose State.
Formerly coached at Holy Cross College (1996) as defensive line and special teams coach.
From 1995-96 was a member of the staff at Eastern Washington, coaching defensive line and special teams, and serving as recruiting coordinator.
Served as defensive line coach from 1992-95 at Portland State, and 1988-92 at Sonoma State.
Prominent Players Coached
Defensive end Andre Sommersell was drafted in the seventh round by the NFL's Oakland Raiders in 2004.
Sommersell and Goodpaster were both honorable mention all-conference in 2003.
Hogan was named first-team all-conference in 2002 and was a preseason nominee for the Outland Trophy as the nation's top defensive lineman.
Tutored defensive end Clark Haggans, a first-team all-conference performer in 1999 who is now playing professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Haggans set the school's career record for quarterback sacks, 34.
The Rams had 31 quarterback sacks in 1999, tying for the 10th highest season total in school history.
1999- Colorado State University; Defensive Line Coach
1998 San Jose State University; Defensive Ends/Special Teams Coach
1996-98 Holy Cross College; Defensive Line/Special Teams Coach
1995-96 Eastern Washington University; Defensive Line/Special Teams Coach
1992-95 Portland State University; Defensive Line Coach
1988-92 Sonoma State University; Defensive Line Coach