Yale Football Coach Resigns After Investigation


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iStockPhot​o/Thinksto​ck(HARTFORD, Conn.) — Yale head football coach Tom Williams has resigned, effective December 31, after the university investigated Williams for possibly lying about being a Rhodes Scholar candidate on his resume.  In a statement on the Yale Athletics web site, Williams admitted he did not apply for a Rhodes Scholarship while attending Stanford.

“On the Rhodes Scholarship issue, I was encouraged to apply by the Stanford Fellowship office, which identified me as, ‘the kind of student who demonstrates the intellect, energy and commitment that the Rhodes selection committees seek in their applicants,'” Williams said.  “I considered the opportunity, sought advice and was encouraged to apply by faculty members and my coach Bill Walsh, but I did not apply.”

Williams spent three seasons at Yale.  He was winless against Harvard, Yale’s main rival.

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