Towson's Dase chooses to give up lacrosse post Coach says he needs time for family and teaching

December 05, 1997|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Towson High School's Randy Dase, winner of a state-record eight public school lacrosse championships, said yesterday that he is "stepping down" as the Generals' lacrosse coach.

Dase, 43, who is 242-26 over 18 seasons, said he will continue coaching soccer and basketball but is giving up the sport he's been most successful at because "it's also the most demanding."

His longtime assistant, John Offerman, also is stepping down.

"My academic schedule along with other school responsibilities are challenging. So of the three sports I coach, lacrosse is the one that takes the most time and energy from me as a teacher, coach, husband and father," said Dase, who has a 4 1/2 -year-old son and another child on the way. He did not rule out a return later on, however.

Under Dase, Towson has won four of the past six Class 1A-2A lacrosse titles and five titles overall since the MPSSAA began sanctioning an official state tournament.

Dase was an All-County pick in soccer, basketball and lacrosse as a Towson senior in 1971-72 before playing four years of lacrosse at Johns Hopkins.

Pub Date: 12/05/97

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