Castro resigns after one season as football coach at Annapolis

High Schools

January 01, 2004|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Dale Castro, the former University of Maryland All-America kicker, has resigned after one season as football coach at Annapolis High.

"I had hoped to get a full-time position at the school and it couldn't be worked out," said Castro, who lives in Bowie and is a guidance counselor at High Point High in Prince George's County.

"The kids deserve to have a coach in the school."

Castro, a member of the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame who was a three-sport standout at Southern-Harwood, succeeded Roy Brown. The Panthers won their first two games but finished 3-7.

Annapolis had made the playoffs an Anne Arundel County-record six straight times under Brown before last fall. It was the Panthers' first losing season since they went 4-6 in 1996.

Castro coached High Point for 12 seasons, compiling a 72-54 record and earning three playoff berths. He resigned after the 2001 season and did not coach in 2002.

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