Prince Williams, an athletic trainer at Cal State Monterey Bay for six years, joined the Cal Poly Sports Medicine staff in August 2018. He works primarily with Mustang football.
From 2012-18, Williams covered both Otter soccer programs in the fall and the softball team in the spring while assisting with the other 10 programs throughout the season.
Williams owns a variety of professional career experiences that expand across various levels of athletics. He worked with the NFL as an ATC spotter for the San Francisco 49ers during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Among other professional highlights was a stop at Cal, where he covered rugby, football and gymnastics with the Bears sports medicine staff.
Prior to his time at Cal, Williams spent six years at Hartnell College in Salinas, where he served as both an assistant and head athletic trainer.
Williams graduated in 2003 from Benedictine College (Kan.), where he attended on a football scholarship. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training. He went on to earn his master’s of science degree at Cal (Penn.) in 2007, earning a degree in exercise science with an emphasis in corrective exercise. He has also completed some postgraduate work in the certificated sports psychology program at Cal University (Penn.).
In addition to his degree work, Williams is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist and is an NASM certified corrective exercise specialist.
In his spare time, Williams’ passions include weightlifting and bodybuilding. He holds a fourth-degree black belt in two systems and is an instructor/teacher in a weapons-based bladed art called Eskrima.