NASHVILLE – Titans Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach Terrell Williams will serve as the head coach of the American team at the Senior Bowl.
The Reese's Senior Bowl announced the news on Wednesday while also announcing Jets Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich as the head coach of the National team.
The 75th Anniversary Reese's Senior Bowl will be played on Saturday February 3, 2024, at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama.
"I'm super excited about the opportunity to coach in the 2024 Senior Bowl," Williams said in a statement. "It's a great opportunity to help these college players get some exposure into what professional football is all about. I'm very thankful to Mike Vrabel for nominating me for this honor. I'm looking forward to working with coaches and other Senior Bowl personnel to make sure this is a great experience for the players."
The Titans have the seventh overall pick in the NFL Draft, while the Jets own the tenth selection.
This is the second year the Senior Bowl is implementing a "Coach Up" format where coordinators and assistant coaches are placed into elevated or different roles from the ones they currently hold with their respective clubs. Head coaches and general managers from all non-playoff teams and Wild Card round participants had the opportunity to nominate assistant coaches and those candidates were then selected by a group comprised of league office executives and representatives from the General Managers Advisory Committee. In total, at least one coach from all 18 teams that submitted nominations were chosen for this year's game.
"There is no more deserving person to be a head coach for the Senior Bowl or any level than Terrell Williams," former Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said in a statement. "His loyalty, dedication, and service to the Titans program for the last six years has not gone unnoticed. Terrell is a creative teacher and developer who also makes a unique connection with his players and those on the other side of the ball. I can't thank him enough for the impact that he has made on me personally as well as with our team. I am excited to watch him excel as a head coach in the Senior Bowl."
In addition to the head coach appointees, the following individuals were selected as coordinators for the American and National squads:
Offensive Coordinator - New England Patriots Wide Receivers Coach Troy Brown
Defensive Coordinator - Cleveland Browns Defensive Backs Coach Ephraim Banda
Special Teams Coordinator - New York Giants Assistant Special Teams Coach Mike Adams
Offensive Coordinator - New York Giants Quarterbacks Coach Shea Tierney
Defensive Coordinator - Minnesota Vikings Pass Game Coord/Defensive Backs Coach Daronte Jones
Special Teams Coordinator - New Orleans Saints Assistant Special Teams Coach Phil Galiano
"We're excited about having two highly respected coaches like Jeff Ulbrich and Terrell Williams lead our teams here in Mobile," Reese's Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy said in a statement. "I've spoken with coaches and executives from around the league about both men and they have excellent reputations as communicators and motivators. I had a chance to observe Jeff down here at the Senior Bowl two years ago when the Jets staff coached in the game, and he brought tons of juice to his defensive players so I know he'll bring great energy to the role. I met Terrell years ago when he was the defensive line coach at Purdue and always came away impressed with how he connected with his guys at practice. Our players are going to have a great week working under these two men."