New coach to lead Edgewood basketball

Ex-Morgan State assistant in charge


September 17, 2006|By Bill Free and Jeff Seidel | Bill Free and Jeff Seidel,Sun Reporters

Former Morgan State assistant Lamont Pennick has been named boys basketball coach at Edgewood High.

"He's very interested in developing the whole student, not just in basketball, but academically," Edgewood athletic director Debbie Brinkman said. "He's very big on discipline, which I think will be beneficial to our students here."

Brinkman said the school was fortunate to attract a coach with experience at the college level, adding that he might be in for a tough first year because he's taking over a young squad.

Milestone victory

Bel Air field hockey coach Phyllis Hemmes got her 300th victory Wednesday when the Bobcats defeated Joppatowne, 5-0.

Hemmes is in her 34th year as the school's coach, her 20th as athletic director and her 38th at the school. Her Bobcats have won 14 county titles, 13 regional championships and one state title, which came in 1976.

Hemmes was voted the National High School Field Hockey Coach of the Year last spring. The honor came from the Field Hockey Coaches Association of the National Federation of State High School Associations, which represents about 17,500 American coaches in the sport.

Woods named AD

Calling it something he always wanted to do, Michael Woods has been named athletic director at Harford Tech effective last July 1, replacing Adam Milanoski, who resigned for personal reasons.

Woods, 37, also will continue as football coach at Harford Tech, which is coming off a 4-6 record.

"I have an educational background in sports management and athletic management," Woods said. "It's a lot of work but the previous AD had everything set up for me when I got here. He [Milanoski] is still in the building teaching social studies and I still go to him. He helps me out every second he can."

Woods said his primary goal this year is to upgrade the outdoor facilities, mainly the school's football stadium.

Good starts

New football coaches Brad Spence (Aberdeen) and Tony Belcastro (Bel Air) picked up their first victories last weekend in season openers.

Aberdeen, 5-5 last season, pulled out a 6-0 victory over North East of Cecil County. Belcastro had an easier outing, guiding the Bobcats to a 30-12 win over John Carroll.

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