Mongelli, a long-time coach at Hammond whose boys basketball team won a state title in 1983, took over the girls team last season and finished 8-10 in the county and 11-13 overall. Evans started the girls program at Long Reach when the school opened in 1996. The Lightning was 2-16 in the county and 2-21 overall this past season, and 15-57 and 23-73 in the last four years. Both coaches and their respective school administrations declined to comment.
Bryan Rothstein is the new girls soccer coach at Long Reach, replacing Jennifer Peduzzi, who left the school in mid-year to become an assistant principal at Centennial.
Rothstein was raised in Columbia - his parents still live near the Wilde Lake village center - and attended and played soccer at Calvert Hall and Towson University. He coached the girls soccer program at Friends for five seasons, and for the last three years at Parkville. Last season's Parkville team lost in the Class 4A championship.
Rothstein works at the Strawbridge School in Baltimore County, a school for students with emotional difficulties. Rothstein became available because Parkville decided to go with a coach that teaches at the school.
Rothstein said he is "very, very excited" about taking over at Long Reach, where the team finished 5-3-1 in the county and 8-6-1 overall last season.