Anthony Williams (Northeast ’03) was hired by Frostburg University in July as the new head coach of the Bobcats baseball program.
For the past three years Williams served as the head coach at Division-II Clarion University in Pennsylvania, and he was the head coach for five years at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg prior to Clarion. He was an assistant coach at UMBC for two years in 2010-2011 and a graduate assistant with Frostburg in 2009 and 2010.
Williams was a three-sport athlete in soccer, track and baseball at Northeast, earning an All-State selection in 2003. He was a member of the Eagles’ 2001 3A state championship team at Northeast and graduated in 2003.
Williams will lead Frostburg into its first season in NCAA Division II this year in the Mountain East Conference. The Bobcats are the only D-II baseball program in Maryland.
He said his time at Northeast continues to play a role in the success he’s had in his chosen path.
“Having a chance to wear the Northeast uniform and win a state championship is something I’ll always be proud of,” said Williams. “I was able to advance in my career and get to where I am today because of my experience at Northeast. I was able to graduate college because of the habits and discipline taught to me by people like Coach Al Kohlhafer; he had a tremendous influence on my life, as he has many others … The best advice I can give Northeast kids or anyone who has goals or aspirations is try to surround yourself with good people, do something to stand out from the crowd, and try to be great where you are right now. Don’t get too caught up in looking ahead in life and forgetting to take care of the here and now.”