Williams Steps Down at Greenville HS

GREENVILLE, Ga. (WTVM) - Jeremy Williams has stepped down as head football coach and athletic director at Greenville High School after nine seasons with the Patriots due to his declining health.

Three years ago, the Columbus native was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, an incurable and fatal neurological disorder.

Despite his growing physical handicap, Williams led the Patriots to a 27-7 record during those three seasons, including a perfect 10-0 regular season mark in 2009 that earned him national high school coach of the year honors.

Last year, ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" rebuilt the family's home in Pine Mountain Valley, and redesigned the practice facilities at Greenville High to allow him to continue to coach.

Williams played quarterback at Kendrick High School in the late 80's, and was a hard hitting safety and team captain at the University of Memphis.