Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Marquice Williams has been selected to serve as the East team head coach at this year’s 98th East-West Shrine Bowl. As a development tool, the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Arthur Smith will serve as supervisor, allowing others on the staff to possibly coach up a level or to coach a new position. Smith is expected to be at all practices, in addition to the game.
Marquice Williams is in his second season as the special teams coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons.
Williams joined the Falcons after two seasons with the Detroit Lions where he served as an assistant special teams coach. During that time, he helped Jamal Agnew total 1,237 yards on 45 kickoff returns – the fourth-most in the NFL – while averaging 27.5 yards per return and breaking a return 100 yards for a touchdown. Agnew tied for the league lead with two total return touchdowns in 2019. With Williams assistance, Matt Prater converted 47-of-59 field goal attempts, including 10-of-13 from 50-plus yards with a long kick of 59 yards.