Yale coach resigns amid Rhodes scholarship issue
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Tom Williams has resigned as Yale's football coach after the university investigated whether he lied on his resume about being a candidate for a Rhodes Scholarship while a student at Stanford.
The school announced the resignation on Wednesday and said it will take effect on Dec. 31.
Williams took over at Yale in 2009 and referred to himself as a Rhodes candidate on his resume. He was referred to as a finalist after Bulldogs quarterback Patrick Witt became a finalist for the scholarship this year.
In a statement, Williams said he was encouraged to apply for the scholarship by Stanford's fellowship office but acknowledged he never did.
Williams was 16-14 at Yale, but 0-3 against Harvard.
Athletic director Tom Beckett said the search for a new coach would begin immediately.
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