Broadneck's Stover resigns after 16 seasons

Bruins coach: `It was basically a family thing'


May 20, 2000|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Mark Stover, who compiled a 188-135 record in 16 seasons, has resigned as head baseball coach at Broadneck High.

Stover, whose Bruins won the Class 3A state championship in 1995, goes out with his son, Matt Stover, who batted .394 and is headed to Washington College.

"It was basically a family thing," Stover said. "I want to see Matt play in college, and my daughter [Colleen] is a freshman and I never got to see her run track. Now I will be able to go along and do some fishing.

"There was nothing negative related to my resigning. I've been very fortunate with the support I got at Broadneck."

Stover's Bruins pulled off a stunning 8-6 upset of No.2 Severna Park in the 4A East region quarterfinals on Monday. Matt Stover had three hits and scored two runs in the victory.

Stover's last game was a 6-4 loss in the regional semifinals at No.9 Old Mill on Wednesday as the No.14 Bruins finished 13-8.

In 1995, the Bruins capped a school-record 18-6 campaign with a 2-1 victory over No.10 South Carroll in the 3A final to finish No.6 in The Sun poll.

A former pitcher at Dulaney High and Towson State University, Stover stressed the fundamentals of bunting and baserunning and became a master at manufacturing runs. He was named The Sun's Metro and Anne Arundel County Coach of the Year in 1995.

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