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DTs Coach Heads to Auburn
Vontrell King-Williams is second coach to leave EMU this year.
Eastern Michigan’s defensive tackles coach is headed to the SEC.
Vontrell King-Williams, who returned to EMU last year for his first, full-time coaching position, tweeted his decision to leave and join Hugh Freeze at Auburn.
King-Williams is the second defensive coach to leave EMU this offseason. Defensive coordinator Neal Neathery had his retirement announced ahead of the Potato Bowl. King-Williams, a former D-lineman for UTSA, played his college ball for Neathery when he was the DC for the Roadrunners. EMU brought him on as a GA from 2018-2019, then King-Williams left to be a GA at Liberty during the 2020-2021 seasons under Freeze’s leadership.
The coach came back to Ypsilanti last year when Chris Creighton hired him as a full-time assistant coach, and made him in charge of the defensive tackles.
One year later, King-Williams leaves EMU again to coach with Freeze again.