Kevin Williams Inducted Into Shore Football Coaches Foundation Hall of Fame
WOBM’s Kevin Williams was inducted into the Shore Football Coaches Foundation Hall of Fame at last night’s US Army All Shore Gridiron Classic.
Created in 2008, the Shore Football Coaches Foundation Hall of Fame aims to honor the coaching legends who have helped make Shore Conference football known throughout New Jersey.
While not a coach, Kevin has been involved with promoting and broadcasting high school football in Ocean & Monmouth counties for years on the Game of the Week heard on WOBM AM and sister station 105.7 The Hawk. He is director of sports and community relations for Townsquare Media New Jersey; His responsibilities include scheduling and broadcasting of weekly football, basketball and baseball games as well as five daily sport reports heard on New Jersey 101.5.
Each weekday morning, one can hear Kevin with his the “The Hometown View”. Kevin is also the founder and director of the WOBM Christmas Classic. This basketball tournament has grown from 8 teams to 24 making it one of New Jersey’s largest high school basketball events. This tournament has provided scholarships to participants and donations to Ocean County College. Kevin is a three-time New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year, one of New Jersey Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Citizens in New Jersey, Kiwanis Club of Lacey Outstanding Person of the Year, the recipient of the Peryl M. King Distinguished Alumni Award and the recipient of the Ocean County College Distinguished Achievement Award in March 2000.
Kevin has been honored numerous occasions for WOBM’s coverage of high school sports in New Jersey. Civically minded, he serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ocean County and serves a member of the Executive Board of the Beachwood Soccer Club.
A 1973 graduate of Central Regional High School, Kevin played football and was the third base coach on Central’s first Ocean County Baseball Tournament Champions in 1973.
While attending Ocean County College, he was the voice of Viking Basketball and Sports Editor of the school newspaper. After OCC, he attended the American Academy of Broadcasting in Philadelphia