Wilson, Rigot remain in place Frye takes over Meade position



Let's catch up on a few things you might have missed while on vacation: North County's Brad Wilson, a candidate for the Glen Burnie and Meade football positions, decided to stay put at North County. As a result, Dave Rigot returned as Glen Burnie football coach, and Mark Frye was hired at Meade.

Nobody was happier than North County head football coach Chuck Markiewicz that Wilson stayed on as Knights' defensive coordinator.

Glen Burnie could not guarantee a teaching position, and Meade, Wilson's alma mater, could not assure the classroom situation from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. he had in Ferndale.

Wilson is very happy teaching at North County, and because that is his full-time job, it's pretty important. As much as he would have liked to become a head coach, Wilson did what was best for his inner peace.

Rigot had announced his retirement and was expected to become athletic director. But when Terry Bogle stayed on as athletic director, Rigot returned as football coach and assistant A.D. when Glen Burnie could not find a teacher in the school

other than Rigot.

In contrast, Meade could not find a teacher, either, and went outside to hire Frye, a county public works employee. Frye had also applied at Glen Burnie, his alma mater. Frye is the first non-teacher to be named a football head coach of a public high school in Anne Arundel history.

"Most of my staff are teachers, and I feel I've got an excellent staff, which has made my job so much easier," said Frye, a former Meade and Severna Park assistant who replaced teacher/coach Jerry Hartman. Hartman resigned after four seasons.

Frye's new staff includes: Scott Harmon from Hartman's staff, Dave Malone, Kary Schaefer, Brad Gray and John Faehr. Malone, Schaefer and Gray teach.

Schaefer, offensive coordinator, led his Pennsylvania high school league in passing and later played 150-pound football at West Point.

More coaching changes

Don Fyfe moved from offensive coordinator at Meade to Arundel. Jeff Carr returned as an Arundel assistant after one year off, and Jerry Hines, who played at Arundel during the 1970s and later Northern Iowa, is back at Arundel as Bill Zucco's assistant.

Southern's third-year coach Russ Meyers promoted ex-Severna Park assistant Brian Brown to his varsity staff from the Bulldogs JV. Tom Newman, who has had a lot of success coaching several county JV teams, is the St. Mary's JV football coach.

Jeff Herrick has added a couple seasoned assistants to his Broadneck staff: Jeff Tonini, an assistant at North County the past two years, and Ross Stimely, who coached Meade's JV last season. Bart Rader, who resigned as Northeast coach after 14 seasons and a 60-80 record, has surfaced as an assistant to Dave Summey (86-95-1) at South River. None of the seven South River varsity and JV football coaches, including Summey, teaches at the Edgewater school.

V.J. Keith stepped down as boys basketball coach at Arundel after one season (18-6) to pursue a graduate degree and was replaced by assistant Hank Kuzma. Kuzma, a Naval Sea Systems Command (D.C.) employee, joins Severna Park's Paul Pellicani as the county's only non-teachers in a head boys basketball positions at public high schools. If Butch Young, who retired as a teacher mid-semester last year, returns as Meade boys basketball coach, he would be the third.

Christine Fellona resigned as girls lacrosse coach at Arundel. John Brady has decided to return as boys basketball coach at Annapolis. Roger Yarnell resigned as Archbishop Spalding's baseball coach.


Tony Martin, Spalding's second-year boys basketball coach, will take his metro-recruited team to Las Vegas for the Reebok Holiday Classic during the Christmas break. To help with traveling, Martin's program received a check for $6,000 from the Peroutka & Peroutka (local attorneys) Brothers Golf Tournament fund-raiser at Walden Country Club, said athletic director Lee Dove.

Graduated Old Mill soccer players, twins Jennifer and Carrie Klimes, will play against each other for the first time in their collegiate careers at Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg on Sept. 23. Jennifer's team will play host to Carrie's Campbell University team.

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Pub Date: 9/07/97

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