3 Baltimore Co. teams begin search for new head coaches

List includes: Woodlawn, Randallstown, Milford Mill


April 07, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Baltimore County football coaching positions have opened up at Woodlawn, Randallstown and Milford Mill, and school administrators are looking to hire replacements by early next month.

Reggie White left the head-coaching job at Woodlawn "about three weeks ago" in favor of a position as defensive line coach at Howard University in Washington, according to Woodlawn athletic director Michael Sye.

Citing an overwhelming workload at Milford Mill, Reggie Brooks has stepped down as football coach to concentrate on his job as athletic director. He already has begun interviewing candidates.

Randallstown's Anthony Knox is considering a position as an assistant coach at Bowie State University in Prince George's County, or pursuing another high school coaching position, according to a source close to Knox's situation. In addition to coaching the football team, Knox is also the Rams' girls basketball coach.

Neither Knox nor athletic director Mike Gelman could be reached for comment last night, but the Rams appear close to a hire as well.

Brooks, 42, coached the Millers to three conference crowns in six seasons. Brooks' premiere prospect was two-time All-Metro defensive back Richard Johnson, a 2000 graduate who now is a full scholarship player at Virginia Tech.

But during his time as coach, Brooks also juggled the duties of being the Millers' athletic director -- a task he said has become "too difficult."

Brooks said last night that he is in the process of interviewing coaches to replace him, with the hopes of hiring a new football coach by April 20.

White, a Milford Mill graduate, played for three NFL teams before taking over the Woodlawn program for two years. One of his budding prospects is second-team All-Metro defensive lineman Jesse Hayes, who will be a senior in the fall.

"We will start the interviewing process on April 18, and we should have someone in place by May 4," Sye said.

Knox led the Rams to a 10-0 regular-season record (9-0 against the county's Class 4A-3A league). The Rams reached their second of five straight playoff berths, including three state semifinal appearances, under Knox.

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