Floyd Williams

Contest Official
Inducted 2016

After a standout prep career in football, basketball and track & field at Groveland High School in the early 1960s, Floyd Williams took his love for sports and transferred it into a labor of love.

Born in Clermont, Fla., Williams represented the highest level of officiating in both basketball and baseball for three-plus decades. The 1970 Georgia Southern graduate began his officiating career in 1966 and retired in 2002, working more than 30 FHSAA Final Four events in boys basketball (13), girls basketball (9) and baseball (9). In all, Williams worked 750-plus basketball games and over 500 baseball games in the Sunshine State.

A member of the National Federation of Officials, the 2006 FHSAA Contributor of the Year started the Lake Sumter Umpires Association in 1970 and was a charter member of the first FHSAA Basketball Officials Evaluation Committee. A 1982 recipient of the FHSAA Superior Rating for outstanding officiating, Williams was also a member of the National Federation of Officials, Lake Region Officials Association and Mid-Florida Officials Association. He also served as a rules interpreter for more than two decades for both basketball and baseball.

In 1998, Williams was honored by the FHSAA for 30 years of excellence and professionalism. For 34 years, he was also a teacher in the Sumter County school district, coaching baseball, football, track and volleyball. For 34 years, he was also a teacher in the Sumter County school district, coaching baseball, football, track and volleyball.