Chris Williams
Chris Williams

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
7th year


03/20/2013

Four Spartans Head to 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Junior Michael McClure is the No. 8 seed at heavyweight.

Former Spartan All-American Chris Williams is entering his seventh season on the MSU wrestling staff as an assistant coach.

"Chris is non-stop enthusiasm," head coach Tom Minkel exclaimed. "He loves to coach and it shows in everything he does. He relates very well to the wrestlers on our team and I'm thrilled to have him on my staff."

A native of Fowlerville, Mich., Williams wrestled at MSU from 1997-2002, earning All-American honors in 2001 and recording 102 career wins at 125 pounds. He was also a two-time Michigan high school state champion at Fowlerville High School, compiling a 195-10 record.

Williams has had extensive success in the freestyle and Greco-Roman ranks as well. He was a Greco-Roman Junior Fila national champion in 1998, and took Greco-Roman University national champion honors in 2001. Williams went on to place third at U.S. nationals that year.

In 2003, Williams established Spartan Lightning, an elite youth wrestling club consisting of approximately 60 wrestlers ages 8-14 from around the state. He has also helped coach Team Michigan.

Williams graduated from Michigan State in 2002, earning a bachelor's degree in business, and later serving as a bank manager in East Lansing.

He and his wife Nicolette reside in Haslett.