Doug Williams, who has been Severn School's head football coach for the last seven years, has resigned to take a teaching and coaching position at Catoctin High in Frederick County.

Assistant coach Jim Doyle, who also is Severn's head basketball coach, has been named Williams' successor.

"It was time for a change and a chance to work at a bigger schooland have a chance for a state title," said Williams. "I'm going to miss Severn, but the teaching and coaching position at Catoctin is a very good opportunity."

Williams led the Admirals to an overall record of 35-32-1 in his tenure at the Severna Park-area school.

Named the Anne Arundel County Sun Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1988, Williams led theAdmirals to league championships in each of those seasons.

In 1985, Severn was a Tri-County League champion, and in 1988, the Admirals took the Maryland Scholastic Association C Conference title. Those titles came after down years the seasons before.

This past season, Williams, a graduate of Wesley Junior College in his native Delaware and Towson State University, led the Admirals to an 8-2 record and a share of the MSA C Conference title with St. Mary's of Annapolis and St. Paul's of Baltimore County. The trio all finished at 6-1 in league action.

Williams' coaching career began at Calvert Hall in Towson as an assistant to Augie Miceli. He spent several yearsat the Hall before coming to Severn in 1984.

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