Stromberg leaving Seton Keough

`New challenges' await as St. Paul's AD/coach

Girls basketball

High schools

April 14, 2000|By Katherine Dunn

Jim Stromberg, who guided Seton Keough's basketball team to three Catholic League tournament championships and last year's inaugural Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland tournament title, will leave Seton Keough at the end of the school year to become athletic director and basketball coach at St. Paul's School for Girls.

Stromberg, athletic director and basketball coach at Seton Keough for the past six years, said he is making the move for a variety of reasons.

At St. Paul's, Stromberg's responsibilities will all be in athletics, whereas at Seton Keough, he has juggled additional jobs, including head of food services this year.

"There's just some new challenges there," Stromberg said. "It's a full-time AD position. I was heading in a lot of different directions, but [at St. Paul's] I will be able to concentrate just on athletics."

Stromberg said there were no problems at Seton Keough and that he will leave on good terms.

While there, he had an impressive run as basketball coach. The 1996-97 All-Metro Coach of the Year, he compiled a 146-36 record and won three regular-season Catholic League titles in addition to the tournament crowns. Last year, his IAAM A Conference tournament champs finished 26-5 with the No. 3 ranking.

At St. Paul's, Stromberg takes over an IAAM B Conference team that finished 13-9 last season. He also will move the highly competitive Tip-Off Tournament to St. Paul's in December.

Stromberg said no replacement, as athletic director or basketball coach, has been named at Seton Keough.

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