N. County Baseball Coach Quits, Citing Poor Health

January 17, 1991

North County athletic director Mike Baker announced yesterday morning that the Linthicum school is seeking a baseball coach for its inaugural season after the sudden resignation of Dennie DeWitt.

DeWitt,39, said he surrendered the position nearly two weeks ago because of personal health problems. He would not comment further on his condition.

A physical education teacher at Overlook and Belle Grove elementary schools, DeWitt said he has not been at work for a month, and probably would not be back by March 1, the first day of baseball tryouts.

"I hope to get back to teaching sometime this year," he said yesterday from his Glen Burnie home. "By next year, I hope to be back into coaching at some level.

"It was a difficult decision to make," he said of the resignation, "but considering my health problem, it wasin my best interest."

DeWitt was involved in Brooklyn Park's baseball program for 16 years, the first seven as an assistant to current Broadneck athletic director Tim McMullen. In his nine seasons as head coach, he compiled a 97-86-2 record.

Baker said he hopes to appoint a coach within the next two weeks. The leading candidate appears to be Don Usewick, who coached previously at Andover.

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