March 26, 2019

Combine competitor Williams a former WWCFL coach

Manitoba OL Zack Williams runs the 40-yard dash during the CFL National Combine pres. by New Era Canada ( Photo/Peter Power)

Offensive lineman Zack Williams put in a solid shift at last weekend’s CFL Combine presented by New Era, posting the third-best 40-yard dash time (5.27) and broad jump (8’10.0”) amongst offensive linemen.

The Manitoba Bisons big man also boasted a unique coaching experience on his football resume: Three years as an assistant offensive line coach in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL).

Williams was a member of the Manitoba Fearless coaching staff; the Fearless are one of two Winnipeg-based teams on Western Canada’s eight-team tackle football circuit.

Williams worked with the Fearless offensive line. (Manitoba Fearless photo/Marc Nedelec)

“I got into coaching women’s football because my sister used to play for a while, and it was a great time, a different experience with football,” said the 6-foot-5, 318-lb. lineman out of Winnipeg. “I loved it, made great connections and had a lot of fun coaching!”

The WWCFL is divided into Western (Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Grande Prairie) and Prairie (Winnipeg x2, Regina and Saskatoon) conferences; its regular-season runs through May and early June, with playoffs continuing into late June.

The league’s Regina and Winnipeg franchises both play in the Canadian Football League stadiums in their respective cities.

Fans can learn more about the WWCFL here.