In 1984, Dave Williams sat down for this 30-minute interview with former Abilene Christian VP and Abilene mayor Gary McCaleb. A short preview:
“People always say, ‘how’d you win all those national championships?’
“And one of the big reasons we won all those national championships was because that night at the banquet I was choking to death… and I didn’t know what to say. So I got up and blurted out, ‘we’re gonna win the national championship.’ So everyone thought, well, that guy’s crazy.
The next day they started calling me National Championship Williams. I set a goal, and I didn’t know I was setting a goal, but I really set a goal that helped us win those national championships.”
Credit: The Portal to Texas History & Abilene Christian University Library.