Thank you, Coach Greg Williams

After more than three decades with Lancaster ISD, Head Boys Track and Field Coach and educator Greg Williams is stepping down to pursue another career goal.

Williams joined Lancaster ISD in the 1988-1989 school year with a winning spirit and passion for education. He’s a respected U.S. History teacher and legendary track and field coach who’s led exceptional student-athletes to several victories and championships. During his 33 years with the district, Williams led the Lancaster High School boys track team to seven state championship titles, four state-runner-up titles, 16 regional championship titles, and 22 district championship titles.

“I have been blessed to meet, teach, and mentor incredible students and work with extraordinary colleagues in Lancaster ISD. After 33 years, I have countless memories and developed lifelong relationships. Not many people can say they’ve taught multiple generations within the same family, but I say it with pride,” said Williams. “I am grateful for everything Lancaster ISD has given me and the work I’ve done over the last three decades. I sincerely hope I’ve positively impacted students, athletes, parents, coworkers, and the community.”

During the 2021-2022 school year, Williams was named the district Secondary Teacher of the Year. When the history department was unexpectedly short-staffed, he volunteered to take over and teach the advanced placement classes. Williams has also served as the mentor teacher to the history department, ensuring new teachers have a smooth transition while learning the Lancaster ISD culture and understanding how to be a great teacher. 

Coach Williams’ primary goal as a coach and teacher is to motivate and educate students. He leaves behind a phenomenal legacy of teaching and athletics, and he will be greatly missed.

“Although I am saddened that Coach Wiliams is leaving Lancaster ISD, I am thrilled to see what he will accomplish in the next phase of his career,” said Beverly D. Humphrey, Lancaster ISD Chief of Athletics. “We have been coaching together for 33 years. He’s a valued friend, 

colleague, and an absolute asset to the education profession. He will be missed by the WEBO nation and his Lancaster ISD family. I wish him the best.” 

Lancaster ISD thanks Williams for his dedication to our students and community. For decades, his unwavering support of students has inspired many to achieve greatness after graduation. Lancaster ISD wishes Coach Williams the best as he transitions to his new career.

Typhani Bartholomew