New Troy coach Neal Brown has made his first staff hire in Alabama-Birmingham wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams, per a source.
Williams, 27, played wide receiver for the Trojans from 2006-09 when Brown was an assistant. During their last season together, Troy was third nationally in total offense.
He joins Brown in trying to revamp a Troy program that hasn’t had a winning season since 2010. The Trojans went 3-9 last season under Larry Blakeney, who announced his retirement in October.
The 34-year-old Brown was introduced as Troy’s new coach Monday. He is the second-youngest head coach in the FBS behind Western Michigan’s P.J. Fleck and was previously Kentucky’s offensive coordinator for two seasons.