Ronell Williams is in his first season as an defensiveanalyst at Georgia Tech. He came to Georgia Tech in 2019 after two seasons under head coach Geoff Collins at Temple.
Williams began at Temple in 2017 as a graduate assistant and was promoted to analyst in 2018. During his time at TU, the Owls’ defense ranked among the nation’s top three in defensive touchdowns, turnovers, fumble recoveries and interceptions in 2018 and ranked 11th nationally in both sacks and tackles for loss in ’17.
Prior to his arrival at Temple, Williams was linebackers coach at Widener (Pa.) University in 2016. In his one season at Widener, he coached the team’s top two tacklers, Steve Gozur (89) and Tyrone Bundy (48), who earned first- and second-team all-conference recognition, respectively.
Williams played linebacker at NCAA Division II West Chester (Pa.) University from 2011-14, where he led the team in tackles for three-straight seasons. He was a three-time all-conference performer, two-time all-region honoree and, as a sophomore in 2012, became the first sophomore and third defensive player in school history to be named all-America. He was also a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, which is given to the top defensive player in small college football. He ranks third in school history with 376 tackles.
“Ronell did an outstanding job for us on the defensive side of the ball, first as a graduate assistant, then after we elevated him to a defensive analyst at Temple,” Collins said. “I was impressed with the relationships that he built throughout our time there and I’m really excited about him building relationships and helping to create a dominant defense here at Georgia Tech.”
Williams, a Chester, Pa. native who gave back to his community as a mentor and counselor for the Chester Police Athletic League, various youth football leagues and the local school system, graduated from West Chester in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science (pre-occupational therapy concentration) and earned a master’s degree in higher education from Temple.