North County's Malone retires after 27 years

April 23, 1994|By Pat O'Malley

...(TC Steve Malone has retired as boys soccer coach at North County High after 27 years in Anne Arundel County, the first 23 at Andover High and the last four at North County.

Malone was attending the state soccer coaches' association convention this weekend and could not be reached for comment.

His assistant, Dan Krimmelbein, who has been with Malone for 14 years as a coach and also played for him for four years, confirmed Malone's retirement last night.

"Steve had enough after 27 years and had a special group of kids this year, and felt it would be the time to retire," Krimmelbein said. "I'm not interested in the job, but our other assistant Cara Hergan is and I think she is a great candidate."

In the final year at Andover (1989) -- before the school merged with Brooklyn Park to form North County in 1990 -- Malone led the Archers (12-2) to a state Class 2A co-championship with Hereford. The two teams tied, 0-0, in double overtime at Old Mill.

It was Andover's first state title in soccer and came after a streak of eight straight wins. Malone was named the Anne Arundel County and All-Metro Coach of the Year by the Baltimore Sun.

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