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Tarron Williams

Tarron Williams is in his first season as cornerbacks coach at Old Dominion.

Williams comes to ODU after spending the previous two seasons as the cornerbacks coach and defensive pass game coordinator at Richmond. Williams helped the Spiders to a 9-4 record this season as Richmond advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs before losing to No. 2 seed Sacramento State.
Richmond finished in the Top-20 in defense in points allowed, first downs allowed, third down defense, turnover margin, total defense and defensive touchdowns. All three touchdowns scored by the defense were scored by defensive backs.
Williams helped the 2021 Spiders defense to a Top-15 finish in third and fourth down defense, along with Top-25 places in scoring defense, defensive touchdowns and tackles for loss.
Prior to joining Richmond, he spent two years at East Carolina as the Director of Player Development and worked with the cornerbacks. He helped coach Jaquan McMillian to all-conference honors.
Prior to ECU, Williams spent a season as the cornerbacks coach at VMI. He recruited 2019 Freshman All-American Aljareek Malry and coached Freshman All-American cornerback Collin Loftis in 2018.
Williams spent two years at James Madison working first as a defensive quality control coach in 2016 and the assistant defensive line coach in 2017. He was part of the Dukes’ 2016 National Championship team helping out with the safeties and the 2017 FCS Championship runner-up team where he focused on in-state recruiting.
Williams coached three years at Lenoir-Rhyne (2010-12) as a graduate assistant. He helped the Bears win back-to-back South Atlantic Conference titles during his time. He earned a master’s degree in community coun­seling with school licensure from Lenoir-Rhyne in 2012.
Williams initiated his coaching career as a student as­sistant coach at Gardner-Webb during the spring of 2009 before accepting his first full-time position as defensive backs coach at Darlington (S.C.) High School. 
A three-year starter in the secondary at Gardner-Webb, Williams excelled in the classroom with two selec­tions to the Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll. Additionally, he won the Atlantic Sun Outdoor 100-meter championships in 2006. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from GWU in 2009.