Cornelius Williams joins the UAB coaching staff as wide receivers coach under first-year head coach Bill Clark.
Williams has made previous coaching stops at Jacksonville State, North Alabama, Murray State and South Alabama prior to arriving at UAB.
Williams comes to UAB after spending one season as wide receivers coach at JSU under Clark. While with the Gamecocks, he helped lead the second ranked offensive unit in the Ohio Valley Conference, which averaged 442 yards of total offense and 202 passing yards per game during the 2013 season.
Under his guidance, wide receiver was Josh Barge earned Phil Steele All-America honors. Barge ranked sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference in receiving yards per game (59.0 ypg) and receptions per game (3.9).
Prior to JSU, Williams spent the 2012 season at North Alabama, also working with the wide receivers. He helped lead the UNA offense to 354 yards of total offense per game.
Williams spent the 2011 season at Murray State, working as wide receivers coach for the Racers. His receivers were part of an offense that led the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring offense at 37.1 points per game, total offense with 460.9 yards of total offense per game, and passing offense at 308.6 yards per game.
Williams was an offensive graduate assistant coach at South Alabama in 2010, while current UAB head coach Bill Clark ran the USA defense. In his only season with the Jaguars, he was a part of a USA offense that finished with a perfect 10-0 record and averaged 439 yards and 41.3 points per game.
Williams was a four-year letterman at Troy, where he helped lead the Trojans to four-straight Sun Belt championships and three bowl game appearances. He finished his Trojan career with 63 receptions for 764 yards and seven touchdowns.
Williams enjoyed a standout prep career at Hoover High School. In his four seasons with the Buccaneers, the team posted a 56-3 record and won four consecutive Class 6A state championships. He was named all-state his senior year after setting a school record with 77 receptions for 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game and was ranked 16th in The Birmingham News' Super Seniors.
Williams graduated from Troy University in 2010 with a degree in sort and fitness management.