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The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
Salisbury men's lacrosse assistant coach Tim O'Branski has joined the Georgetown coaching staff for the 2013 season, Hoyas coach Kevin Warne announced.  O'Branski, a Binghamton, N.Y. native, comes to the Hilltop as an assistant coach after three seasons on Salisbury's staff, helping the Sea Gulls to a record of 65-3, including three Division III national championship appearances and consecutive national championships. "Tim fits the description of what we want to add to this coaching staff," said Warne, who took the Hoyas post over the summer after serving as back-to-back national runner-up Maryland's offensive coordinator the past two seasons.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 18, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- For Maryland, Saturday's game at Syracuse is a chance to get back on track after last week's loss to West Virginia and an opportunity to move to 3-1 heading into Big Ten play. But for Terps coach Randy Edsall , it is also a return to his alma mater. Edsall was a quarterback at Syracuse from 1976-79. He then began his coaching career at Syracuse as a graduate assistant 1980 and spent 11 seasons on the Orange's staff before moving on to Boston College in 1991.
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Sports Digest | February 11, 2012
Men's lacrosse Pietramala named U.S. assistant coach Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse head coach Dave Pietramala was named Friday as one of three assistant coaches for the 2014 U.S. men's national team. Pietramala, Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese and Penn State head coach Jeff Tambroni join the staff under head coach Richie Meade that will lead the U.S. men at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
Less than a month after being named Maryland's director of basketball operations, Cliff Warren was promoted Tuesday to an assistant coach position. Warren, 46, replaces Scott Spinelli, who left last month for a similar position at Boston College. To fill the basketball operation job, Maryland hired Nima Omidvar, who spent the past three seasons as the video coordinator at North Carolina State. The addition of Warren gives Mark Turgeon the most experienced assistant he has ever had in his 16-year head coaching career.
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Sports Digest | September 2, 2011
Swimming Bowman an Olympic men's assistant coach Bob Bowman , the head coach and general manager of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club in Maryland, was named a men's assistant coach for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. Bowman, who serves as personal coach to 14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps , also was an assistant in 2004 and 2008. He was the head coach of the U.S. men's team at the 2009 and 2007 FINA world championships and has served as a world championships assistant coach four times.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2012
The Israel Lacrosse Association has announced that former Johns Hopkins All-American Mark Greenberg will serve as defensive assistant coach of the Israel national team that will compete in the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship. The championship will be held at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., from July 10-19, 2014. “Adding a second Hall of Fame resume to our coaching staff really strengthens what we're trying to achieve,” said Israel Lacrosse general manager Howard Borkan.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | August 20, 1994
Dave Pietramala is going home.Johns Hopkins head lacrosse coach Tony Seaman yesterday named Pietramala as the Blue Jays' new full-time assistant coach, filling the vacancy created by the departure of John Haus, who is now head coach at Washington College."
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By Vito Stellino | February 4, 1992
Jack Burns, an assistant offensive coach for the Washington Redskins the last three years, became the first member of the organization to cash in on the team's Super Bowl victory yesterday.Burns was named offensive coordinator and quarterback coach by Dennis Green, the new head coach of the Minnesota Vikings."This was a good time to get Jack," Green said. "Bringing in a guy who has just won a Super Bowl gives your team a little extra pop. It's a big plus for us."Burns said: "It gives me an opportunity to bring something to the table and help the Vikings get back to winning ways and playoff appearances."
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | May 6, 1998
One of the area's most successful high school coaches has agreed to become the assistant coach for the Maryland Mania A-League professional soccer team.Bill Stara, 40, who coached River Hill High School to the state Class 2A championship last fall, and previously coached seven state champions at Centennial, will remain as coach at River Hill."This is something I've always wanted to do, and will be a big commitment during the spring and summer months," said Stara, who earlier this year became part of the U.S. Soccer Federation national staff, teaching courses for coaches.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | March 5, 1993
The subject was Mike Stankovic, and Spirit coach Kenny Cooper was speaking glowingly of the soccer relic as a winner, a man with desire, pride and a passion for soccer.Age? Hah, age is a state of mind."Mike's better on one leg than some are on two," Cooper said.Having said that, however, Cooper said he felt obliged to acknowledge that Stankovic, at 37, is not going to turn the NPSL's American Division race into a runaway for the Spirit."We're not looking for him to be the difference," Cooper said.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
Maryland's attempt to lure highly-touted recruiter Kenny Johnson back to his alma mater has proven to be unsuccessful. A source in College Park confirmed late Monday that Johnson, a 1999 Maryland graduate, had taken an offer to join Rick Pitino's staff at Louisville. Johnson's ties to Prince George's County-based AAU powerhouse Team Takeover was his entree into the college ranks at Towson three years ago. Johnson then made the meteoric leap to Indiana, where he recruited a number of five-star talents, including Big Ten freshman of the year Noah Vonleh.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun and By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
As expected, Maryland assistant men's basketball coach Scott Spinelli has left to take a similar job at Boston College, according to reports Saturday. Spinelli, who grew up outside Boston, is expected to join the Eagles as new coach Jim Christian's top assistant, according to CBSsports.com. Spinelli is considered a top recruiter in New England. Spinelli's decision to leave Maryland comes in the aftermath of a disappointing 17-15 season for the Terps and a tumultuous week which saw three players leave the team.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
Maryland men's basketball assistant Scott Spinelli is in "serious negotiations" to become an assistant under new Boston College coach Jim Christian, Terps coach Mark Turgeon said Monday. "Nothing's final yet," Turgeon said. Spinelli did not respond phone calls and text messages from The Baltimore Sun.  Spinelli, who came with Turgeon from Texas A&M, grew up outside Boston and recruits heavily in New England. He was instrumental in the Terps landing Jake Layman out of high school and bringing in Evan Smotrycz when he transferred from Michigan.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
The daughter of an NBA player or coach must make certain sacrifices. The league's time commitment could hardly be more demanding. Maryland freshman guard Lexie Brown is a realist. She knows that her father - Sacramento Kings assistant coach Dee Brown - would have a difficult time breaking away from his team to watch Lexie and the Terps in Sunday night's Final Four game against undefeated Notre Dame in Nashville, Tenn. But she remained hopeful. “Every year since about 10th grade he's really missed a lot of my basketball seasons, but he's always managed to make it to the state playoffs and now the Elite Eight game,” she said Thursday.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
COLLEGE PARK  -- Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon declined to discuss details of an incident during Tuesday night's game that led to Charles Mitchell's banishment from the court. Turgeon said that he spoke with Mitchell after the game and will talk again Wednesday before making a final determination on any discipline after the sophomore forward got into a confrontation with assistant coach Scott Spinelli. Guard Dez Wells tried to calm Mitchell down on the bench.
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By Don Markus and Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
Maryland men's basketball assistant Dalonte Hill is taking an immediate leave of absence after his second drunken-driving charge in a little more than 21 months and his third in the past five years, it was announced Tuesday. Hill, 34, was stopped Sunday night in Laurel by Howard County police and charged with driving while impaired, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, and failure to control vehicle speed in order to avoid an accident.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1998
Former Dunbar assistant football coach Ben Eaton will be the Poets' new head coach, athletic director Barbara Allen announced yesterday.Eaton, 49, a 1966 Douglass High graduate and a 1974 graduate of Morgan State, fills the vacancy left by former coach Stanley Mitchell, who was encouraged to resign during the winter after taking the Poets to Baltimore City's first two state titles, three title-game appearances, and five state semifinal berths."
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,Sun Reporter | November 15, 2007
COLLEGE PARK -- The Maryland men's basketball team began the early signing period with commitments from a shooting guard and a power forward. But coach Gary Williams was just as absorbed yesterday with a coach leaving his program - and a player who might be sidelined indefinitely - as he was with the new recruits. Michael Adams, the former NBA three-point specialist entering his third season as an assistant to Williams, announced that he was leaving for personal reasons. Maryland officials said Adams had been pondering the move and that he wants to devote more time to his son, Michael Christian, a freshman point guard at Good Counsel in Montgomery County.
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Sports Digest | July 24, 2013
Lacrosse Vandy hires Severna Park grad Gardner as assistant Two-time All-American Julie Gardner (Severna Park) will join the Vanderbilt women's lacrosse program as an assistant coach, the team announced Tuesday. A 2012 graduate of Virginia, Gardner has spent the past year as an assistant coach at William & Mary, where her primary responsibilities included recruiting, social media, alumni relations, practice and game-day coaching. She will assume a similar role with the Commodores.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
About four years ago, Anna Sody had to make a decision: become a waitress or coach a club lacrosse team in Dusseldorf, Germany. It was August 2009, and after finishing an additional semester following her graduation from Marymount University the previous winter, Sody decided it was time to get a job. The Towson native was already a two-time captain for her college's lacrosse team. She led the NCAA Division III in draw controls (7.56 per game) in 2008, her senior year. She knew her playing days were over, though.
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