Coleman gives up basketball job

June 18, 1993|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,Staff Writer

Terry Coleman, varsity boys basketball coach at Glenelg High for the past 13 seasons, has resigned from that position.

Coleman, who also coaches the school's baseball team that won a state Class 2A championship this spring, cited personal reasons.

"I've contemplated giving up one of the two sports for the past couple of years because from Nov. 15 to the end of the school year I basically had to say goodbye to my family," said Coleman. "I got tired of missing Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations and my son's basketball games."

Glenelg, a team that endured some lean-talent years during Coleman's tenure, posted one of its best basketball records ever last season, going 16-8 overall and losing by three points to Allegany in the regional semifinals.

"Even though we did fairly well the last two seasons it wasn't as much fun as it used to be," Coleman said. "It was a fairly easy decision. I resigned two weeks ago and I haven't had any second thoughts."

Klaude Krannebitter, Glenelg's junior varsity coach for the past seven years and a teacher at Glenwood Middle School, has applied for the job.

Glenelg soccer violation

Glenelg High's boys soccer team, state Class 2A co-champions last season, must forfeit its first varsity game next season due to an out-of-season rules violation by its coach, John Bouman.

Bouman broke a state regulation by coaching the Western Howard Wings, an under-16 club soccer team that included 13 Glenelg players -- five more than allowed.

"I certainly didn't do it intentionally," Bouman said. "But I take total responsibility. I should have known the rule."

Bouman said he had been given a memo last summer by his athletic director, Mike Williams, but that he didn't read it carefully.

"I thought it said that 80 percent of the entire club team couldn't be from your school, but it actually said that 80 percent of the starting team, which in soccer would be eight players, can be from your school," he said.

Bouman said he was forced to quit coaching the Wings and received a letter of censure.

"That was a fair penalty," he said. "I'll be reading my memos much more carefully from now on."

Glenelg's first scheduled game this fall is against Loyola.

Dunn, Grubb drafted

Two Ellicott City baseball players have been drafted by Major League baseball teams. And both have signed contracts.

Billy Dunn (Mount St. Joseph), who has played the past three seasons for Arizona State, was selected on the 15th round by the Kansas City Royals.

And Chris Grubb (Mount Hebron), who played four seasons for Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, was chosen on the 31st round by the Montreal Expos.

Dunn, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound infielder, played 59 of the Sun Devils' 66 games and batted .346 with 88 hits in 254 at-bats. He had 14 doubles, one triple and four home runs.

Dunn scored 58 runs, had 28 RBI and stole 20 bases in 24 attempts.

He accomplished all of that despite an assortment of injuries that included a broken finger, a twisted ankle and a bad back.

Arizona State posted a 46-20 record and Dunn made the honorable-mention All-Pac-10 team.

He has reported to the Royals Class A farm team in Eugene, Ore.

Grubb, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound outfielder, batted .409 with 21 RBI, nine doubles, eight triples and two homers for Elizabethtown (26-7). He stole 20 bases in 25 attempts.

Grubb also compiled a 7-2 pitching record with a 1.58 ERA.

New fighting policy

In the wake of the recent Baltimore Orioles/Seattle Mariners brawl and a brawl this spring during a Hammond-Glenelg lacrosse game, county Coordinator of Athletics Don Disney will be issuing new guidelines for high school coaches regarding fights.

If a fight develops on the field, a coach's first priority will be to remain at the bench area and restrain the rest of his team from joining the fight.

A coach also will be expected to try and restrain any spectators from becoming involved.

"An ugly situation developed at the Hammond-Glenelg lacrosse game this spring, the worst we've ever had at a lacrosse game, and we want to prevent it from happening again," Disney said.

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