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Williams named new WSN head football coach

Andro Williams was named the new W.S. Neal High School head football coach and athletic director Monday.

Following a 30-minute executive session, the Escambia County School Board unanimously voted to end a two-month search and approved Williams’ hire to fill the vacant posts at WSN.

Williams comes from a 10-season career at Linden High School where he finished the 2016 season 13-1. His only loss came in the state semifinals to the 2016 AHSAA Class 1A state champion Maplesville High School.

Linden won six region titles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016) during his reign. His overall record is 110-23.

“Coach Williams comes with an impressive resume,” said Superintendent John Knott. “What he’s done over the last 10 years at Linden is about as impressive as it gets. He’s dedicated to making sure athletics is No. 1 in not just football but also in all our other sports as well.”

Williams will join fellow new hire Rico Jackson, the Escambia County High School head football coach and athletic director, in Class 4A Region No. 1 play. Jackson was hired to the post last month.