Will Friend was named graduate assistant in May, 2003, after serving as the offensive coordinator at Central Tuscaloosa (Ala.) High School in 2002. Friend's on-field duties with the Bulldogs include working with the Georgia offense.
Friend also spent one season at West Alabama as the offensive line coach. Before joining the staff at West Alabama, Friend spent three seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Alabama where his duties included working with the Tide's offensive line. During Friend's time at Alabama, the Tide captured the 1999 SEC Championship.
As a player, Friend was a four-year letterman and a two-year starter at offensive guard for Alabama. He was named Second-Team All-SEC after his senior season for the Tide. Friend graduated from Alabama in August, 1998 ,with a degree in Human Performance.