Gregg Williams

Missouri native Gregg Williams, who is the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints will receive the University of Central Missouri’s Distinguished Service Award during the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7.

Williams grew up in Excelsior Springs, MO, and attended Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1979. After graduation, he went on to earn a master’s degree in education at the University of Central Missouri while serving as a teacher and coach at Belton High School in the early 1980s.