Annapolis coach to miss time

December 03, 2004|By Pat O'Malley

John Brady, who coaches boys and girls basketball at Annapolis High School, said yesterday he will miss some time because of health issues.

"I have scheduled an operation for my shoulder because of a partially torn rotator cuff, and I continue to have back problems and can't sleep at night," said Brady, whose 570 wins are the most by any active coach in the metro area.

"I have to do something and am already undergoing therapy, so I'm going to be in and out as coach of both teams."

Brady is starting his fourth season as the coach of both teams and is 34-34 coaching the girls.

Longtime assistant Dale Chambers will run the boys team in Brady's absence, and Jeff Starr, an assistant last year, will coach the girls.

Brady will have surgery to repair the rotator cuff on Dec. 14, but he said he probably will wait until after the season if he needs surgery on his back.

"I was told by a doctor that if they have to operate on my back, they can't guarantee when I could return to coaching," Brady said.

- Pat O'Malley

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