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Yale hires Williams as school's first black football coach

New Haven, CT (Sports Network) - Yale University hired Jacksonville Jaguars assistant defensive coach Tom Williams to become the first black head football coach at the Ivy League school.

The Hartford Courant reported that the school will introduce Williams as the new coach in a 2:00 p.m. press conference on Wednesday. He will be the second black football coach in Ivy League history.

Williams, 38, has spent the past two seasons with the Jaguars defense and has also been an assistant coach at Hawaii, Washington, Stanford and San Jose State.

Williams replaces Jack Siedlecki, who retired in November after 12 seasons to become an assistant athletic director at Yale. Siedlecki posted a record of 70-47 at the school, including 47-37 in the Ivy League. He led the Bulldogs to a share of the conference title in 1999 and 2006, but was just 4-8 against Harvard and had lost seven of the past eight games with the Crimson.

Yale went 6-4 this season, including 4-3 in the conference and a 10-0 loss to Harvard in November.

01/06 00:42:59 ET