Former Auburn assistant Travis Williams lands with ACC program
A former Auburn assistant under Gus Malzahn has landed a new job in the ACC.
Travis Williams, who spent the past five seasons as linebackers coach at Auburn, will join the Miami Hurricanes staff as inside linebackers coach, head coach Manny Diaz announced Monday.
It’s a bit of a Malzahn/Auburn reunion at Miami as Williams joins fellow former Auburn assistants Rhett Lashlee and Travaris Robinson with the Hurricanes.
“We are thrilled to welcome Travis and his family to Miami,” Diaz said. “He has had tremendous success both playing and coaching the linebacker position and I’m excited about the knowledge and passion he will bring to our linebackers group.”
This past season Auburn linebacker Zakoby McClain ranked first in the SEC with 113 tackles, while fellow linebacker Owen Pappoe posted 93 stops, ranking eighth in the conference. In 2019, Auburn’s defense ranked eighth nationally in both red zone and third-down defense, allowing only 19.5 points per game against a schedule that featured six opponents who won 11 games.
Williams was promoted to linebackers coach at Auburn, his alma mater, before the 2016 season after he held various roles on the Tigers’ football support staff.
Williams signed with Auburn in 2001, redshirted his first season and then lettered the next four, earning All-SEC honors in 2004 and 2005. He led Auburn in tackles (80) during the 2004 undefeated season; he was second in tackles in 2005 (68) and third in 2003 (67).