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Chris Williams - Executive Dir / Co-Founder - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Executive Director and Co-Founder Chris Williams has spent 18 years as a professional football coach and scout. Williams has served as a head coach (Indoor/Arena Football) in many “football-rich” markets like Albuquerque, NM; Odessa, TX and Green Bay, WI. During his time in the Canadian Football League, Williams worked as a regional scout in the West and Midwest regions for the Montreal Alouettes. Prior to coaching and scouting, Williams worked for two years at a sports agency in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) as Director of Player Development. Williams played the fullback position during his college playing days and enjoyed his most productive season as a collegian when as a junior, he rushed for 437 yards and 5 touchdowns at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Williams is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and a graduate of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. He and his family reside in Green Bay, WI.

Quote from Coach Williams- “Although none of my offers to play college football came from HBCUs, I grew up in an HBCU family as my parents were both HBCU graduates. They made absolutely sure I understood the importance of HBCUs to the African-American community. I’m just glad that after a long career in coaching and scouting we are able to use our football connections to help give back to the HBCU community with this event.”


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Bryant Grove - Director of Operations / Co-Founder - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bryant Grove spent more than a decade as an Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator in Indoor and Arena Leagues with four different organizations.  From 2007-2017 he served in a number of roles including Defensive Coordinator of the West Texas Roughnecks of the Indoor Football League, where he coached what could be argued as the best IFL defense of all time (2011). His unit recorded over 40 interceptions in one season and still holds records for least yardage and points allowed in a single season. Along his journey, he has also served as a consultant and his last coaching stop was in Green Bay, WI with the Green Bay Blizzard.

Grove attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1993-94), where he played for the legendary Coach Jim "DOC" Hilyer and later graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (2007-09).

Grove is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and a graduate of both McGill-Toolen Catholic High School & Bishop State Community College. Grove served honorably in the United States Marine Corps (3rd LAI BN Okinawa, Japan), Alabama Army National Guard/Operation Enduring Freedom (1st 20th SFG ABN), and USCGR/Operation Iraqi Freedom (PSU 308).  He also spent eight (8) plus years in active Law Enforcement. Grove is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (ΩΨΦ) which is one of nine(9) Black Greek letter organizations under the umbrella of the National Pan-Hellenic Council known as the "Divine Nine"

Quote from Coach Grove- “My dad was an HBCU grad and a coach, so I always understood the landscape of HBCUs. My mother was an HBCU grad as well. We’re doing what we’re doing with this game because we like to be a part of making solutions to problems. The NFL Draft numbers of HBCU players have been extremely low lately and we want to use our experience to help solve the issue.”


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Partner with HBCU Pigskin Showdown

When partnering with HBCU Pigskin Showdown, companies will receive numerous benefits from their sponsorship activation. Because fulfilling mutual needs for both of our organizations is vital to us, we will customize a sponsorship package to meet your goals and objectives. Contact us to see how alignment with HBCU Pigskin Showdown can benefit your company.

HBCU Pigskin Showdown

The 2023 HBCU Pigskin Showdown is a college football post-season event for standout players who have become draft-eligible as of the conclusion of the 2023-24 college football season.

This event will be held in Mobile, Alabama.

Contact

Chris Williams
Executive Director / Co-Founder  
chris.williams@hbcupigskinshowdown.com 

Bryant Grove
Director of Operations / Co-Founder
bryant.grove@hbcupigskinshowdown.com 

 

 

Contact HBCU Pigskin Showdown 

Chris Williams
Executive Director / Co-Founder  
chris.williams@hbcupigskinshowdown.com 

Bryant Grove
Director of Operations / Co-Founder
bryant.grove@hbcupigskinshowdown.com