Liberty football coach Brennan to add AD duties next school year

Post opened when Reiter chose a return to teaching


High School

April 08, 2003|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

With Joe Reiter set to step down as Liberty's athletic director, the school last week hired Lions football coach Marty Brennan as his replacement.

Brennan, who will remain the football coach, will take over the school's athletic program this summer.

He said school officials approached him about the job over the winter, when Reiter, currently a vice principal and AD, decided to return to the classroom.

"I discussed it with my wife and some people whose opinion I trust a great deal," said Brennan, who consulted among others former Liberty AD and football coach Ken Johnson, now at at Winters Mill. "I think it's going to benefit a lot of people in a lot of ways. Myself, as a career-type advancement, and it's going to allow some space here for a member of my coaching staff - Erik Barnes - to be in the building as a teacher."

Barnes, also Liberty's baseball coach, is currently a teacher at Sykesville Middle School but will likely take over some of Brennan's duties as a physical education teacher at Liberty.

Brennan said having the chance to watch Johnson and Reiter do the job the past seven years has helped prepare him for the experience.

"I've had the chance to observe people doing their job pretty proficiently," Brennan said. "I only hope to perpetuate that."

Game-time switch

With daylight-saving time upon us, here's a reminder that most of Carroll's baseball and softball games will begin at 4:30 p.m. for the remainder of the season - 15 minutes later than they had previously.

The change gives umpires a few extra minutes to make it to the games and allows school bus drivers to finish their afternoon runs before transporting teams.

Lewis named coach

Marcus Lewis was named Oakland Mills' boys basketball coach yesterday.

Lewis, 33, has coached the Scorpions' girls varsity for the past four seasons. No girls coaching replacement was announced.

A physical education teacher, Lewis graduated from Oakland Mills as a three-sport star athlete in 1988. He also serves as the defensive coordinator in football and as a varsity assistant in lacrosse.

Lewis graduated from Delaware, where he was a four-year football letter winner and two-year starter at running back.

As a high school senior, Lewis played football, basketball and baseball.

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