People News

February 06, 1991 1 min read

Doug Williams, a veteran National Football League quarterback who led the Washington Redskins to a Super Bowl victory in 1988, has won a new job coaching high-school football.

Starting this week, Mr. Williams, the first black quarterback to lead a Super Bowl team, becomes the athletic director and head football coach at Pointe Coupee Central High School near his home town of Zachary, La.

The school, set to open next August, consolidates three local high schools that are closing this year.

The parish school board hired Mr. Williams last week after he reportedly declined several offers to coach college teams.

“There’s just tremendous excitement in the community,” said Robert Loupe, the district’s personnel director. “There’s been great support for having Mr. Williams here.”

The former nfl star will have the job of creating an athletic program from scratch, Mr. Loupe said.

The Redskins released Mr. Williams at the end of the 1989 season. He previously played five years at Tampa Bay.

A version of this article appeared in the February 06, 1991 edition of Education Week as People News