Former Chesapeake assistant coach Bernard Williams was named head coach of the school's baseball team Friday morning, replacing third-year mentor Bob Dill.
Dill, whose record was 5-8 after a 12-11 loss to Severna Park on Tuesday, had no comment on the sudden coaching change when reached at his Pasadena home on Friday.
Chesapeake athletic director Al Grau said, "The only thing I can say is that Williams will coach the remainder of the season. This is an in-house matter, and I'd rather not say anything about it."
Principal Harry Calender said, "I will meet with him (Dill) on Wednesday. I want to hear what he has to say on the matter."
Williams, 25, is a 1983 Chesapeake graduate and former All-County standout in football and baseball for the Cougars.
"I heard about the news at around 9:30, and I'm still in a little shock. It (the coaching change) happened so fast," said Williams. I just hope that our team can earn a little respect. We just got out of a little slump."
Williams earnedhis first victory as head coach on Friday with a 5-3 win over Annapolis.