Former USC, NFL receiver Mike Williams named new coach at L.A. school

Former USC and NFL wide receiver Mike Williams has been named as the new head football coach at Locke Charter High in Los Angeles — USA TODAY Sports Images

Former USC, NFL receiver Mike Williams named new coach at L.A. school

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Former USC, NFL receiver Mike Williams named new coach at L.A. school

Former USC and NFL wide receiver Mike Williams has been named as the new head football coach at Locke Charter High in Los Angeles — USA TODAY Sports Images

Former USC and NFL wide receiver Mike Williams has been named as the new head football coach at Locke Charter High in Los Angeles — USA TODAY Sports Images

Mike Williams, the legendary USC wide receiver who sat out a season before being drafted in the first round by the Detroit Lions, has been named as the new head football coach at Locke Charter High School in Los Angeles.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Williams was appointed as the school’s new head coach on Monday after previously leading the middle school program at Brentwood School.

One of the key factors in helping Williams land the job? A strong recommendation from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who recruited and coached Williams at USC.

Now that he has been given the job, Williams has to get to work. The Saints finished the 2014 season with a record of 7-8, including three losses by more than five touchdowns. The seven victories attest to the fact that the Locke cupboard is anything but bare, but still has some way to go to reach the heights that the former Lions, Raiders, and Seahawks wide out will aspire to.

He has until the final week of August to get the team ready, then Williams will once again be judged be results from the field.

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