January 31, 2012
Thanks for Kevin Cowherd 's recent column on Cam Cameron ("Finishing just shy of Super Bowl is no reason to can Cameron," Jan. 27). Every week our family looked forward to watching the Ravens. Their fantastic playing was due to teamwork among the coaches and players. We are sad to be losing Chuck Pagano; the Ravens were right not to let Mr. Cameron go as well. The Ravens had an outstanding year. To keep it going next year we need to keep Mr. Cameron as our offensive coordinator.
August 26, 1992
I went out scouting around for a high school soccer practice last week. There were none. I knew there wouldn't be.For the first time since the high school soccer program began in the early 1970s, soccer practice failed to start Aug. 15.The school system of one of the richest counties in the United States claims that budgetary constraints forced a cutback in pay for soccer coaches, delaying the soccer season one week.Varsity soccer coaches were the only varsity coaches whose pay was cut, since only football and soccer coaches were being paid for two weeks of summer practice.
September 23, 1994
A man makes a lot of friends in 30-plus years of coaching -- even if 612 times opponents have been on the losing end of the score.Cardinal Gibbons' Ray Mullis found this out firsthand last night as fellow coaches and players past and present packed Martin's West for a night in his honor. Mullis, the area's winningest coach, was found to have pancreatic cancer in July.But the night was one of celebration."Cancer can be beaten," said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who headed the impressive list of basketball talent who turned out to honor Mullis.
January 22, 1993
Jimmy Anderson wears a Washington Capitals ring on his right hand. Wearing a team ring isn't unusual for coaches and players who have won championships. But the ring Anderson wears is not the ring of a champion.Anderson's ring came as recognition for being the Capitals' first coach. Jimmy Anderson has the distinction of having coached ** the worst team in modern NHL history, the 1974-75 Capitals."It was a great experience," Anderson recalled from his Agawam, Mass., home ,15l this week. "It was my one NHL head coaching job, and, sure, the record was a disaster, but it wasn't anybody's fault.
December 25, 1990
Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles manager: "To Orioles fans, patience to understand what we're doing here."Gary Williams, Maryland basketball coach: "I hope there is a wato just focus on basketball and not all the outside things. I'd like to see each school be responsible for running its own program, and I'd like to see the kids enjoy themselves more because they only have four years. It's not like the pros where you have 11 years or more."Kenny Cooper, Baltimore Blast coach: "Sellout crowds with standing room only."
April 14, 2004
In the spring of 1995, a handful of parents in Aptos, Calif., a small town south of San Francisco, entrusted their 5-year-old boys to the tutelage of a baseball coach named Dave Anderson. Seven years later, those kids had matured into one of America's finest Little League teams. In a new PBS documentary, Small Ball: A Little League Story, (tonight at 8 on MPT), filmmakers Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker do more than follow the Aptos All-Stars through their 2002 season, a nail-biting campaign that took them to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. They remind viewers of the national pastime's almost endless capacity to bring out the best in those who play it, teach it and treat it with respect.