Silas Williams

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Silas Williams
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1888-06-09)June 9, 1888
Greenville, South Carolina
Alma mater Sewanee:The University of the South
Playing career
1905–1909 Sewanee
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1914–1915 Sewanee (assistant)
1919–1921 Chattanooga
Head coaching record
Overall 10–15–2
Accomplishments and honors
1 SIAA (1909)
2x All-Southern (1908-09)
Second-team All-Time Sewanee football team.

Silas McBee "Sike" Williams (June 9, 1888 – ?) was a college football player and coach as well as a lawyer.[1]


Williams was a prominent end for the Sewanee Tigers of Sewanee:The University of the South, selected second-team for its All-Time football team,[2] He stood 5'9" and weighed 150 pounds.


Williams was selected All-Southern[3][4] and captain of the SIAA champion 1909 team.[5][6]


He also attended Harvard Law School,[7] receiving his LL. B. in 1913.[5]

Law school football[edit]

There in a game of all-stars from Michigan, Sewanee, and Vanderbilt against Harvard, including Germany Schulz at center and Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin at left guard, Williams played on Harvard's team against his former quarterback Chigger Browne.[8][9] That game ended in a scoreless tie. A second game was played between Harvard Law School and a different "All-Southern" team. Williams scored the only points in the 5 to 0 victory when he ran in a touchdown off a Stephen Galatti pass.[10]


Williams served as the head football coach at the University of Chattanooga—now the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga—from 1919 to 1921, compiling a record of 10–15–2.


  1. ^ "Organization of the F A C O T S". F.A.C.O.T.S.: The Story of the Field Artillery Central Officers Training School Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky: 31. 1919. 
  2. ^ "Sewanee's All-Time Football Team". Sewanee Alumni News. February 1949. 
  3. ^ "All-Southern Selection". Charlotte Observer. November 29, 1909. 
  4. ^ "National and Southern Honors". Sewanee Football Media Guide: 31. 2011. 
  5. ^ a b General Catalogue of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. p. 578. 
  6. ^ "Sewanee Will Be In It". News and Observer. September 28, 1909. p. 3. Retrieved March 10, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Organization sans prototype". ABA Journal. American Bar Association. 47: 525. May 1961. 
  8. ^ "Browne is All-Time Tiger Great". Sewanee Alumni News: 15. 1952. 
  9. ^ Tom Benjey. "1910 Harvard Law All-Stars" (PDF). p. 13. 
  10. ^ "Southern All Stars".