Dave Williams built a golfing dynasty at the University of Houston during his 36 years as head coach. Williams coached 41 players who earned 66 All-America honors and his teams won a record 16 NCAA team championships including five straight from 1956-1960. Under Williams the Cougars won 14 conference championships, 340 Tournaments and produced eight NCAA individual champions. Williams coached many future tour professionals including: Phil Rodgers, Homero Blancas, Kermit Zarley, John Mahaffey, Bruce Lietzke, Keith Fergus, Bill Rodgers and Steve Elkington. Williams was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.