Waycross-Ware County Sports Hall of Fame

Dale Williams
Inducted 1989
He has won more games that any coach in the football history of Waycross High School. He posted a 185-67-1 record at Waycross High School from 1972 through 1993 with the last two years at Ware County High School, after consolidation of the City and County Schools. His total high school record of 243-108-3 includes tenures at Baker of Columbus, and Dodge County.
Under Coach Williams tutelage the canine crew won State titles, 1977 in Class AA, 1981 in Class AAA, six regional crowns – 1972-1977 – 81 -84-85 and 86 in addition to nine Sub-region championships.
His career began in a winning environment having played for the legendary Wright Bazemore at Valdosta High School where he quarterbacked the Wildcats to State titles during his junior and senior years while winning 26 consecutive games. Dale was chosen All-State and high school All American as a high school senior.
An all-around athlete, he earned 13 letters in football, basketball, baseball and tennis at Valdosta High School.
He attended the University of Georgia on scholarship and played three years for the late Wallace Butts and one for the Late Johnny Griffith. He was quarterback, defensive safety and linebacker and was chosen the outstanding defensive player in the 1961 Georgia-Florida game.
Coach Williams married his high school sweetheart, Miss Carolyn Williams of Valdosta. They have a son, Todd, a former Waycross High School and University of Georgia quarterback and himself a member of the Waycross Ware County Sports Hall of Fame. They also have a daughter, Tracy. Dale continues to live in Waycross and is retired.