Ed Williamson
Ed Williamson
Full Name:  Ed Williamson
     Died:  January 14, 1991 in Tallahassee, Fl

FSU Career
Coaches & Administrators


Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1987
He was a true pioneer. In 1947, just weeks before Florida State began its football tradition, Ed Williams was asked to be head coach. He had little equipment and players who were largely strangers to him and to each other. His team did not even have a nickname. Williamson continued to teach full time and received no supplement for coaching. When he asked for money to scout his first opponent, Stetson, President Campbell asked, "Do you mean you want to spy on them?" In '47 Williamson's team went 0-5, but played three opponents on even terms. Some one had to begin and Ed Williamson did it with good humor, good sense and dignity. He has remained a staunch supporter of the program he whistled into existence 40 years ago.

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