South Carroll's Hamper to wrestle at Messiah

F.S. Key hires Gosselin as boys soccer coach


High School

April 26, 2001|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Bryan Hamper, second-winningest wrestler in South Carroll history, will attend Messiah College, said coach Pete Olson.

Messiah, a Division III school located in Grantham, Pa., close to Gettysburg, is coached by Neil Turner, who is in the process of upgrading the program there after coaching at Loch Haven.

Hamper recorded 124 career wins for the Cavaliers, second only to Dan Patterson's 130. Hamper set the school record for career pins at 82.

Turner is a coach familiar to Hamper because he has give clinics to South Carroll's wrestling team for the past several seasons.

"Bryan also went to Turner Training Camp in the summer," Olson said.

New coach for Eagles

Francis Scott Key has hired Tom Gosselin, a graduate of Mount St. Mary's College, as boys varsity soccer coach.

Gosselin played for Mount St. Mary's from 1987 through 1991 after graduating from Wyomissing Area High in 1987. He was a member of the Pennsylvania U-23 team from 1990 through 1992.

His coaching experience includes eight seasons as Wyomissing girls varsity coach and one year as boys varsity coach. He also was the goalkeeper coach for the Reading Rage pro team in 1998.

Cavs need coaches

South Carroll has three varsity coaching vacancies.

The boys varsity wrestling job is open, and athletic director Jim Horn said that there has been no interest shown from within the school to fill the spot created by Pete Olson's moving out of town.

Al Skierski stepped down as girls varsity basketball coach two weeks ago.

And Horn will not return as girls varsity soccer coach.

Owls seeking AD

The state convention for athletic directors is being held in Ocean City this weekend. It will be the last one for Westminster AD Steve Thomson, who is stepping down after nine years in the job.

Thomson, a North Carroll High graduate, began coaching in Carroll County in 1977.

He is the sixth Carroll County public school athletic director to step down since 1997. All five county high schools have hired new ADs since that time, and South Carroll has hired two.

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