Dr. Booker T. Williams, Jr.
Dr. Booker T. Williams, Jr. is a 1978 graduate of Bethune-Cookman University. Born in Daytona Beach, FL, where he attended Volusia County Public Schools, Dr. Williams graduated from Mainland Sr. High School in 1971.
After graduation from Mainland, Dr. Williams enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 1971 – 1974. After serving his country, he attended B-CU where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. He was also a member of the Fighting Wildcats football team where he was nicknamed “The B.T. Express” and “Dab”.
After receiving his degree, he became a package car driver for the United Parcel Service. In 1981, he relocated to Houston, Texas where he was employed by the Texas Unemployment Commission as a claims representative.
In 1985, Dr. Williams applied to St. Thomas University and graduated with his Master’s in Sports Administration in 1987. While working on his master’s, he was hired by the Miami-Dade County Public School System. He worked as a physical education teacher, head girls’ high school track and field coach, assistant football coach, athletic business manager, and eventually, athletic director.
He retired from Miami-Dade County Public Schools after 27 years of service. In 2009, Dr. Williams pursued his doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern
In addition to these many endeavors, Dr. Williams is a published author with his 2013 book, “The Ugly Color of Race America”. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.