I have known Coach Williams since August 1973 when I entered St Aug as a know nothing, bright eyed, country boy freshman. I think at the time he was working in admissions. As a naive freshman, I saw him everyday hanging out with the Nupes and I thought he was a student. When I got to St Aug we did not even have a track team. I and many others who participated in track and field while in high school and just wanted to continue came together and formed a ragtag track team. Coach Charles Harvin (God rest his soul) became our coach mainly because nobody else wanted the job. He coached until 1975 and the same happened. Nobody wanted the position and Coach Williams reluctantly took the head track and field coach position. He was raw and had very little if any experience. Stories have surfaced of him going over to NCCU and meeting with Coach Leroy Walker to get coaching advice. Fast forward 45 years and his records and accomplishments speak for themselves. As much as I like and admire Pup and his achievements I understand that the university comes first and no one is bigger than the institution. I just have a problem with the word "fired". The word fired should never be associated with his name. I just wish the school could have found a better way to resolve things. The man deserves a retirement ceremony with all the bells and whistles. Just imagine a farewell fundraiser and the money it may have generated. Let's say a black tie event with a $100 per plate dinner with a live band and Coach Williams delivering a final drop the mic speech. It's going to take me some time to get over this but eventually I will support the final decision and continue to support my beloved St Aug.