Uhlich cuts back, resigns as coach at Western

Three-sport schedule, travel demands force his `tough' decision

March 22, 2000|By Katherine Dunn

Western basketball coach Artie Uhlich has resigned after three years with the Doves to spend more time with his family.

"It's tough to leave," said Uhlich. "It was a very emotional decision. It had nothing to do with basketball or with the girls. I just needed some more time. I've been coaching three sports and I got married in August. I need more time with my family."

Uhlich's time has been stretched thin over the past three years. He lives in Laurel, works nights in Washington and has coached three sports at three different schools. This school year, he also coached soccer at Springbrook in Montgomery County and softball at Elizabeth Seton in Bladensburg.

During basketball season, Uhlich estimated, he traveled at least 100 miles each weekday between trips from home to Western and then home to work.

Uhlich enjoyed three successful seasons at Western. He compiled a 68-14 record and guided the Doves to two Baltimore City titles, three region titles and one appearance in the Class 4A title game.

No replacement has been named. Western athletic director Victoria Knuckles is accepting resumes by fax, 410-396-7035, or through the mail to Western High School, 4600 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD, 21209.

All-Metro Monday

A special All-Metro section for high school winter sports will be published Monday, March 27. The section will highlight the top athletes and coaches in boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and boys and girls indoor track and field.

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