Calvert Hall athletic director Lou Eckerl announced yesterday the hiring of Andy Moore as the Cardinals' new soccer coach.
Moore had been the JV assistant to Bill Karpovich, the Towson school's highly successful coach for 31 years who retired from coaching last fall.
Moore, 28, a Rhode Island native and former baseball player at Dickinson College, has won two freshman titles and last year's JV championship at Calvert Hall.
"Karp's been a great mentor , and my philosophy is a lot similar," said Moore, a French teacher at the school. "The discipline, the work ethic he achieved with his players -- it works.
"Our kids [on the JV] had a very successful season, going 16-1, last year. I think they should continue that on varsity and step up nicely."
Karpovich, 58, announced his retirement shortly after the Cardinals won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, 1-0, over Archbishop Spalding -- the 19th such title for Karpvich-coached teams. His teams went 422-85-33 during his career, ranking him third nationally in wins among active coaches.
"Andy's a teacher here. He's paid his dues," said Karpovich, who still teaches math at Calvert Hall. "The players know him. They've played for him. So it's good for both sides. It could be tough for him at first, because of expectations and the fact that we lost a lot to graduation and everybody else returns a lot, but I think he'll do a nice job."
Pub Date: 1/15/98