McSHERRYSTOWN - Lawrence Williams Jr. has been named the varsity boys' basketball head coach at Delone Catholic High School for the 2014-15 season.
The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon in an announcement made by Athletic Director Dave Lawrence.
Williams takes over the program from Coach Tom Becker, who was the interim head coach for the 2013-14 season following the death of 10-year head coach Jim Dooley in October.
The position was opened up following the season.
The Squires finished 2013-14 with an overall record of 15-11 and qualified for the York-Adams League Tournament before placing fourth in the District 3 Class AA playoffs.
Williams inherits a program with a long history of success, including 11 straight District 3 playoff appearances and six PIAA playoff appearances since the beginning of Coach Dooley's tenure in 2003-04. The Squires also won two of the program's three District 3 Class AA championships in 2012 and 2013.
Williams was a varsity boys' basketball assistant coach from 2005-2012 at Dover High School. He was also the ninth grade head coach for the 2004-05 season. While he was on the varsity staff, the Eagles reached the District 3 playoffs three years in a row and qualified for the PIAA tournament in 2011-12. Coach Williams also served as a boys' track and field assistant coach at the school in 2005.
Since 2009, Williams has been employed as a teacher at River Rock Academy in Spring Grove. Previously, he was a counselor/instructor from 2004-2009 at Manito, Inc., in York.
Williams received a history degree from Lehigh University in 2004. He also received certification as a sports and conditioning specialist in March. Williams was a standout athlete at Gettysburg High School in the late 1990s. He played under Dooley, who was the Warriors' head varsity boys' basketball coach at the time. Williams graduated from Gettysburg in 1999.