"You couldn't hit him enough ground balls, you couldn't throw him enough BP, you couldn't talk enough baseball around him," said longtime University of Nevada-Las Vegas coach Fred Dallimore, who coached Williams in college. "He just soaked all that stuff in like a sponge. And now he's going to have an opportunity to bring that potential out of young players."
"State capital of Nevada and you get a lot of politicians going through there," Dallimore said. "But they're not the nuts and bolts of Carson City. It's just a blue-collar town."