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Join us for the 2024 LUBBOCK ISD ATHLETICS HALL OF HONOR INDUCTION CEREMONY

Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

Prenis Williams

Class of 2014

Prenis Williams | 1950 - 1953 | Dunbar High School | Football, Basketball

Prenis Williams played both football and basketball at Dunbar High School from 1950-1953. He was on the first state championship basketball team at Dunbar in 1953. He received a full scholarship to play football at Prairie View A&M, and played four years for the Panthers.

After his collegiate athletic career concluded, he coached high school athletics at Sealy, Odessa, Lubbock Coronado and Dunbar from 1957-1974. As head track coach for Dunbar, he won three state championships. In 1970, he served as head football coach for Odessa Ector and remained there until 1974.

In 1974, Darrell Royal hired him as a receivers and recruiting coach for the University of Texas. He remained on the UT Staff until Coach Royal retired seven years later. This would be his last coaching job, despite ample opportunities.

After retiring from coaching, he accepted a position with the Division of Parole Supervision, Board of Pardons and Paroles and remained there for 2 years. He then was named superintendant for athletics and aquatics with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department.
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