Ricky Williams might have retired from the NFL in 2011, but that doesn't mean he's out of football completely. The 36-year-old is making a return to the sidelines this season, but he's not doing it as a player, he's doing it as coach.

Williams has agreed to be the running backs coach at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, the school announced on Thursday.

"Ricky reached out to me about getting into coaching," UIW football coach Larry Kennan said in a statement. "We have an opening and he is looking to get into coaching so I think it is a good fit. His experience will be a big help to our staff and players and I think he will have a positive effect on our recruiting efforts."

UIW is in the process of making the move from Lone Star Conference in NCAA Division-II to the Football Championship Series (FCS) Southland Conference. The Cardinals will play an independent in schedule in 2013 before making the full leap to the Southland Conference in 2014.

Williams hire isn't official yet, according to the school. Williams still has to go through some Human Resources procedures before he can officially join the staff.