A veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks, Eddie Williamson is in his 13th season at TCU as the offensive line coach. He was given the title of assistant head coach in 2002.
Williamson has coached 20 all-conference selections over the last eight seasons. Two of his former TCU linemen (Marcus Cannon and Marshall Newhouse) are active in the National Football League, while All-American Jake Kirkpatrick won the 2010 Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center.
Offensive guard Blaize Foltz and center James Fry received All-Big 12 accolades in 2012.
Foltz and Kyle Dooley were first-team all-conference selections in 2011 as the Horned Frogs ranked ninth nationally in scoring (40.8 points), 19th in rushing (208.6 yards) and 28th in total offense (440.2 yards). TCU was fourth nationally in third-down conversions (52.0 percent) and tied for 15th in allowing just 1.0 sacks per game.
In 2010, Williamson's offensive line helped TCU set single-season school records in touchdowns (73), points scored (541), total offense (6,199 yards) and first downs (327). TCU ranked fourth nationally in scoring (41.6 points), sixth in passing efficiency (166.9), 10th in rushing (247.4 yards) and 12th in total offense (476.9 yards). The Horned Frogs also tied for fifth in fewest sacks allowed, surrendering just nine in 13 contests (0.7 per game).
In additon to Kirkpatrick, who played just one year of high school football, being a first-team All-American and the Rimington Trophy winner, Cannon was a fifth-round draft pick of the New England Patriots while being named to multiple All-America squads.
Three of TCU's five starters received postseason accolades in 2009, including first-team all-conference tackles Cannon and Newhouse. Newhouse was drafted in the fifth round by the Green Bay and was a member of the Packers' 2010 Super Bowl championship team. Kirkpatrick received first-team All-America honors and was one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy.
The 2009 TCU offensive line ranked sixth nationally in allowing only 12 sacks (0.9 per game). The Horned Frogs established single-season school marks for points scored (498), total offense (5,937 yards) and first downs (311). TCU ranked fifth nationally in rushing offense (239.5 yards) and scoring (38.3 points) while placing seventh in total offense (456.7 yards) and eighth in passing efficiency (154.1).
In 2008, center Blake Schlueter was a first-team All-Mountain West pick and a seventh-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos. Newhouse and Cannon earned second-team and honorable-mention honors, respectively. They helped TCU lead the nation in time of possession (35:10) while setting school records for points scored (437) and touchdowns (56).
Taylor was a two-time first-team All-MW selection (2005-06) before the Kansas City Chiefs made him a sixth-round draft pick. Michael Toudouze, also a tackle, was first-team All-MW in 2005 and a fifth-round selection of the Indianapolis Colts. He earned a Super Bowl championship ring as a rookie and was also on the Colts' roster during their 2009 Super Bowl run.
With four new starters on the offensive line in 2006, TCU allowed just 13 sacks. It was the lowest total in the MW and tied for the sixth-best mark nationally. In 2005, with three new starters, the Frogs surrendered the league's second-fewest sacks.
Anthony Alabi was a fifth-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2005.
Williamson came to TCU from Wake Forest, where he served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. He joined the WFU staff in January 2000.
Williamson also served as an assistant coach at Texas Southern, Baylor, North Carolina, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Georgia, Duke and Furman. At North Carolina, Williamson coached longtime NFL center and Pro Bowl selection Jeff Saturday.
Williamson also has experience as a head coach, serving in that role at VMI from 1985-88.
A part of 16 bowl teams, Williamson's college coaching career began soon after graduating from Davidson College in 1974.
A native of Pendleton, S.C., Williamson was a standout linebacker at Davidson (1971-73). He graduated in 1974 and went on to earn his master's degree from Furman in 1976.
Williamson and his wife, Patty, have three children: Eddie III, Carrie Beth and Tricia. The Williamsons also have two grandchildren.