Marquice Williams is in his second season as the Chargers’ assistant special teams coach.
During Williams’ first season with the Bolts in 2016, kicker Josh Lambo led the NFL with 67 touchbacks while punter Drew Kaser led all NFL rookies and ranked 10th in the NFL with a 46.3-yard gross average. It was the highest in team history by a rookie and the third-highest in franchise history.
A native of Fresno, Calif., Williams was a two-year starter at defensive back and an academic all-conference performer at Fresno City College before moving on to the University of Mary (N.D.), where he was named first-team all-conference and all-region. He earned a bachelor’s degree in university studies from the University of Mary.
Williams began his coaching career in 2010 at Winona State before moving on to Central Oklahoma in 2011 and South Dakota in 2012.
In 2013, Williams was invited to participate in the NFL’s Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship program with the Chicago Bears and in 2014, the Bears invited him back to serve as a coaching intern. During both stints in Chicago, Williams worked closely with Special Teams Coordinator Joe DeCamillis. In 2015, Williams completed a similar internship with the Detroit Lions.
Williams joined the Chargers by way of the University of South Dakota, where he coached from 2012-15. In 2015, he was the Coyotes’ special teams coordinator. Williams also coached outside linebackers and the defensive line at South Dakota. In 2012, linebacker Tyler Starr, who spent time with the Atlanta Falcons, was named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year and in 2013, the Coyotes led the MVC in sacks and tackles for loss.
Williams and his wife, Elizabeth, have three daughters – Elliana, Aubrey and Zea.