Rich Williams begins his second season as head coach and third with the Bulldog golf program in 2014-15.
In his first season as head coach, he led Cumberland to its first-ever regular season championship, claiming the 2013-14 Mid-South Conference title. The Bulldogs won the conference's fall event and placed second at the spring tournament. Williams earned Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year honors as well.
The Franklin, Tenn., native has worked in a variety of roles within the golf industry, including as an assistant and head professional at Indian Hills Golf Club in Murfreesboro, The Little Course as Aspen Grove, The Polo Club in Boca Raton, Fla., and Gaylord Springs Golf Club in Nashville.
He was an independent sales representative from 1998-2007, including apparel for Nicklaus, Slazenger, Boast, Smith & Tweed, Robert Bryan, EP Pro, Bette & Court, Marcia and Sunderland of Scotland; headwear for Texace and American Dry Goods; and club manufacturers Nickent, La Jolla, Never Compromise, Stx putters and Zevo.
Williams worked at SeeMore Putter Company as well, collaborating with special buying groups such as Golf USA, Pro Golf Discount and NGBA to develop individualized buying programs. He also represented the company at customer tradeshows and special events and was a PGA member from 1996-06.
Williams received his bachelor's in Psychology from Middle Tennessee in 1992.