LINCOLN — Nebraska announced Wednesday the hiring of new wide receivers coach Keith Williams, completing head coach Mike Riley’s staff.
The Huskers’ finalized defensive staff consists of coordinator Mark Banker, line coach Hank Hughes, linebackers coach Trent Bray and secondary coach Charlton Warren. On offense, the Huskers have hired coordinator Danny Langsdorf, line coach Mike Cavanaugh, running backs coach Reggie Davis and Williams. NU also hired special teams coordinator Bruce Read. You can learn more about all nine full-time assistants in our assistant coach roundup.
Nebraska announced Williams’ hiring Wednesday afternoon in a press release. Various news outlets began reporting the move Tuesday.
The Huskers also posted a welcome message for the new coach on Twitter:
“Keith Williams is a tremendous addition to our Nebraska staff, and brings a great background in coaching wide receivers,” Riley said in a press release. “With Keith’s addition, I’m excited about the completion of our full-time staff. It is a mix of quality individuals who bring great skills as teachers, coaches, mentors and recruiters.”
Williams, who most recently served three years as the receivers coach at Tulane and had eight former receivers in the NFL in 2014, said in the release that he’s eager to be part of the Husker staff.
“I am really excited to join Coach Riley’s staff and thankful for the opportunity he has given me at Nebraska,” Williams said. “I have had a great respect for Coach Riley’s career from afar, and I’m ecstatic to be here at Nebraska and be a part of this program. This is one of those places that if you pay any attention to college football, you know about Nebraska. I have seen that ‘N’ my whole life.”
Learn more about Williams in our story from Tuesday in which one of NU's prized recruits — wideout Stanley Morgan — said he was thrilled with the addition.