Photo: San Jacinto College
David Pierce took one of the final steps in completing his coaching staff Saturday afternoon, tabbing Woody Williams as the new pitching coach for the Longhorns. The move was first reported by Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball.
Williams has spent the last 6 seasons as an assistant for San Jacinto Junior College, one of the premier junior college programs in the country. Prior to his time at San Jacinto, he spent 3 years at Fort Bend Christian Academy. Williams enjoyed a 15-year MLB career that included stints with the Astros, Blue Jays, Cardinals and Padres. He was an All-Star selection in 2003 and finished his career with 132 wins.
Williams will replace Sean Allen, who was let go following the 2022 season. Williams will not be the only new face on the Texas staff, as the Longhorns will reportedly hire Steve Rodriguez to be their new hitting coach. The final step in Pierce completing his coaching staff will be filling the volunteer assistant spot which was previously held by Troy Tulowitzki.