Steve Williams Resigns at Nashville Overton After Five Seasons

Steve Williams Resigns at Nashville Overton After Five Seasons


Steve Williams has resigned at Nashville Overton after five seasons.

The move was confirmed by Metro Nashville Public Schools Athletic Director Roosevelt Sanders.

“Coach Williams has submitted his resignation as head football coach at Overton,” Sanders said.

Williams led Overton, his alma mater to three consecutive Class 6A playoff appearances (2014-16) and posted a 25-30 record in his tenure.

Overton posted back to back 7-5 seasons in 2015 and 2016 and won first round games each season.

“I really want to thank former principal Shuler Pelham and former AD Stephen Sheaffer for giving me the chance to be a head coach at Overton,” Williams said. “ I wish the football program nothing but the best in the future.”

The Bobcats are coming off a 4-6 season in which they finished third in region 5-6A, but they weren’t allowed to participate in the playoffs and had to forfeit their first round contest against Ravenwood because a fight with Antioch in the handshake line in the last regular season game in which Overton won 24-0.

Besides several players from both teams that exchanged punches, fans also came out of stands as well and both teams received a two year postseason ban and were fined $2,000 dollars.

At a recent TSSAA Board of Control meeting, the TSSAA agreed to a plan that if the schools both follow, they could be allowed to regain postseason eligibility in the 2019 season.

Before coming back to Overton to take over the program, Williams was the defensive coordinator at Blackman for two seasons (2013-14) and also served as an assistant coach at LaVergne, Hillsboro, Pearl Cohn and Overton.

There are currently 18 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bartlett, Cleveland, Collierville, East Hamilton, East Hickman, Hillcrest, Hillwood, Lipscomb Academy, Lookout Valley, Nashville Overton, Northeast, Northpoint Christian, Polk County, Stewarts Creek, Tellico Plains, Trousdale County and Westview

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