Chavis Williams has been named Head Coach of the Dora Bulldogs football team. He leaves Carbon Hill after serving as an assistant and head coach there for the last 6 years.
Coach Williams played as a Defensive End and Tight End in his high school years, graduating in 2007. He was rated by Scout.com as the No. 39 overall and No. 22 DE in Alabama entering college. Rivals.com rated him among the top 50 defensive linemen in the country. He was selected first team All-State Class 4A by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. In his senior season, he finished second on the team with 123 tackles and 11 sacks. As a Tight End he had 393 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns.
He previously played for the University of Alabama under coach Nick Saban from 2007-2010, winning a National Championship in 2009. He also had a brief stint with the Baltimore Ravens in a 2011 season where they went 12-4, playing with Pro-Bowlers Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs.
As a Head Coach, he led Carbon Hill to a 8-13 record from 2019 to 2020. It may not seem like much at first glance, but he posted the highest winning percentage as a Carbon Hill coach since Don Miles went 5-5 in 2006. In 2019, he led the team to the playoffs for the first time since 1999. Before taking over, the Carbon Hill Bulldogs were a combined 19-101 in the previous 12 years.
Coach Williams replaces Bart Lockhart, who stepped down to take over as Vice Principal at the conclusion of the 2020 season.