There is a familiar face on the Timberwolves sidelines this year. Tyson Williams, who played for the UNBC Men’s soccer team, is now a physiotherapist, and is helping the TWolves stay healthy and competitive.
“As a player, you always want to be on the field, and sometimes I find it hard to not sign up for some courses and play. But I really enjoy trying to keep the players on the field, and being involved in the action from a different point of view.”
The 26-year-old graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in England in 2015, but points to his time as a UNBC athlete as crucial in his understanding the ins and outs of sport.
Williams played with the Timberwolves from 2008 until 2011. When he was a student-athlete, an interaction with Accelerated Physiotherapy’s Davis Rodrigues was critical in his career decision. Rodrigues has been working with the TWolves for many years and Williams says he learns from his boss on a daily basis.
While he looks right at home in his job, Williams was no slouch on the pitch, either. He stands first all-time in goals scored by a Timberwolf at the BCCAA/PacWest level, while sitting fourth all-time in games played.
Williams does have two years of eligibility remaining, but says it’s unlikely those are ever used. He’s proud of his career as a Timberwolf, and it’s the interaction with the current student-athletes that make his job so enjoyable.