Bert Williams to be posthumously inducted into Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Bert Williams, one of the great football coaches in Georgia history and also one of the most courageous cancer fighters in Georgia history, officially has been selected to be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Williams, the head coach of the Georgia Military College juco football team between 2000 to 2020, will be inducted next month alongside some really heavy hitters, including former Atlanta Braves great Andruw Jones, former Georgia Bulldogs head football coach Mark Richt and former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
Already a member of the Junior College Football Hall of Fame, Williams led the Dawgs to the 2000 national championship down in Brunswick. Wiliams was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma in 2019 and proceeded to put up one heck of a fight, never losing his spirit despite numerous rounds of chemo treatment. GMC held a ceremony in his honor in November 2020, roughly five months after he retired, and students lined the lower campus as Williams and his family walked through.
Williams, 52 passed away on Aug. 6, 2021. A native of Augusta, he was was survived by wife Cathy, a longtime teacher at GMC Prep, as well as his two sons, Parker and Zach, as well as his parents and a brother.
The 67th annual Georgia Sports Hall of Fame induction weekend is all set for Feb. 24 and 25 over in Macon.