The shake-up among county football coaches continued this week.
Veteran Don Van Deusen has stepped down at Atholton, becoming the third football coach to resign after the season.
He joins Mark Cates (Mount Hebron) and John Quinn (Howard) as head coaches who will not return to their current teams.
Bill Winder was announced Monday as the new head coach at Mount Hebron. Winder was an assistant with the Vikings this season.
Van Deusen, 49, directed the Raiders to a 5-5 record this year.
During his 21 seasons of coaching, the Raiders won two county championships and made the playoffs in 1986, when they posted their best record at 8-2.
Van Deusen is quitting so that he can watch his son Brian, the quarterback for Western Maryland College, play next fall. Both the college and high school games are played on Saturday afternoons.
"It's the same decision that a lot of other coaches have made," Van Deusen said. "Time spent with other people's kids is time spent away from your own. And after they grow up, it is too late."
Brian, who will be a senior next season, has set some Western Maryland passing records and was voted a co-captain for next season. He was honorable-mention All-Middle Atlantic Conference.
Van Deusen, Atholton's athletic director for the past five years, also coached varsity baseball (10 years), varsity basketball (eight years) and girls indoor track (five years). His teams won two county baseball titles and one county basketball title. He also coached basketball for two years at Howard and won one county title.
"I've enjoyed coaching all of the sports," he said.
He said he hasn't thought about whether he'll return to coaching after his son graduates.
Winder, 44, has worked with an impressive array of head coaches at four schools since 1971.
He started in 1971 with a two-year stint at Poly under Augie Waibel, moved on to Oakland Mills under Dick Sands and Al Wilgard, spent a season with Bob Terpening at Mount Hebron and then was with Jim Welsch at Centennial in 1980 and 1981.
Centennial had its best season ever in 1980, going 9-1.
This fall, Winder was Mount Hebron's assistant coach and ran the defense. He doesn't think his age -- when many coaches are considering quitting -- is a factor against him.
"I'm enough of a realist to know that positions don't open up in this county very often, and I still consider myself a young guy," Winder said. "I'm fortunate to get this opportunity."
He said he will begin interviewing four or five candidates for assistant coaching positions starting today.
Winder teaches five classes of weight training at Mount Hebron, and believes this can make a difference in a program that has gone 3-27 over the past three seasons and 0-10 this season.
"Last year, I had only three football players in my weight-training program, but this past season we had 99 percent and you could really begin to see a difference," Winder said. "Some kids are already bench pressing 40 to 60 pounds more."
"I actually can't believe the season is over, because the kids were working so hard and they are such great kids to work with. It doesn't feel like we were 0-10."
Winder expects to return 13 players from this season's team, which at times had only 15 in uniform. He hopes to field a varsity team of 40 players next season.
"We have enough talent in this school to win," he said. "I think that my working with the kids every day in the weight room will have a big payoff next year."
Winder, a Long Island, N.Y., native, played football and baseball at East Meadow High School. He played baseball at Towson State.
He has coached both offense and defense and is not sure which he will focus on next season.