Report: Williams resigns MHS post, school officials have no comment

By Steve Sell
April 05, 2014

First-year McPherson High baseball coach Steve Williams told The Hutchinson News in today’s edition that he has resigned his position.

USD 418 officials, however, have not officially commented about the report.

“I can not comment at this time since it is a personnel issue,” MHS Athletic Director Shane Backhus told  Saturday morning.

The USD 418 Board of Education has scheduled a noon meeting Monday to discuss personnel matters. 

Williams, however, made it clear to The News that he is no longer the Bullpups’ coach. He had been suspended with pay earlier this week pending an internal investigation.

Williams admitted to The News that he has used “inappropriate language” at practice and at a game. He also indicated it occurred on more than one occasion.

Williams was the head coach at Hutchinson High for 21 years before resigning after the 2010 season. He later served as an assistant coach at McPherson College before taking the MHS job. 

Williams told The News that the suspension “has caused him to do some self-evaluation.” He also indicated he probably won’t coach again.

Williams coached the Bullpups for one doubleheader at Rose Hill, which the team split. Assistant coach Grant Myers guided the team in its most recent twinbill at Andale. The Bullpups dropped a pair of close games.

MHS plays Monday at Winfield. The Bullpups’ home opener is scheduled for Thursday against Circle.