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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer | July 30, 1993
Brian Funk had often thought about someday coaching a cross country team."But I didn't think I'd be doing it this soon," he said.Funk was hired last week as the boys cross country coach at Annapolis High School, replacing Tom Neiles, who is on a one-year leave of absence. At 22, Funk is one of the youngest head coaches ever in Anne Arundel County.He applied for the job two weeks ago and was hired last Thursday by Annapolis athletic director Fred Stauffer for the upcoming season."To be honest, I thought I had it halfway through the interview," Funk said last week.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
A driver who struck and killed a Annapolis High School cross country coach on a bicycle last August was found guilty of traffic violations in Annapolis District Court Wednesday. Whitney DeCesaris, 38, of Calvert County was fined $1,500 --$500 each for three violations: failure to exercise care to avoid a collision with a bicyclist, negligent driving endangering property of life and failure to control speed to avoid a collision. Trish Cunningham, 50, died after the crash, which took place on Riva Road near Beards Point Road in Davidsonville.
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By BILL FREE and BILL FREE,SUN REPORTER | August 5, 2006
Jim McCoach was never able to walk away from coaching, even when he tried. He commuted from Berlin on the Eastern Shore to start a cross country program at Maryvale, and just two months ago he agreed to return this fall to Calvert Hall as assistant cross country coach to Randy Fowler. McCoach, 63, didn't get to keep that date with Calvert Hall, where he had won seven Maryland Scholastic Association and Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championships in the 1990s. He died Wednesday after suffering a massive stroke seven days earlier, leaving behind a coaching legacy of more than 500 cross country dual-meet victories over 39 years at seven area schools.
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
Coach of the Year Josh Alcombright Severna Park When talking about his team, Alcombright sometimes almost seemed in awe of what he had to work with this season. After the Falcons won the Anne Arundel County team title by 58 points, Alcombright shook his head while marveling at his team. "It's a special group of guys," he said. "I feel privileged to be a part of it. " They showed how special they were all year. After that huge county win, the top-ranked Falcons crushed the field at the Class 4A East region meet by 71 points and did even better at the states, winning by 76. Severna Park had depth, and Alcombright did a good job of making sure everyone stayed together and didn't lose sight of their goals.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 2, 1999
J. Richard Carpenter announced his resignation as athletic director at Western Maryland College yesterday after 15 years in the post, effective July 1.Carpenter, 52, will retain his other post as professor of physical education and exercise science and also will coordinate the department's graduate program.Western Maryland will begin a national search for a successor and break precedent by hiring a full-time administrator.Carpenter has spent 30 years at Western Maryland, including 21 as track coach, seven as swimming coach, six as cross country coach and eight as a football assistant.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | November 4, 1992
The first gold medal for bravery in this high school season goes to Westminster cross country coach Jim Gilford.With raindrops falling all around him and impending darkness, Gilford did it all in the Carroll County high school cross country championships last Friday at Western Maryland College.Gilford directed the entire varsity and junior varsity meet, coached the Westminster boys and girls teams, handed out team scores and individual results, and in his "spare time" conducted post-meet interviews.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | November 16, 1992
If Dulaney cross country coach Bob Dean ever needs a reference, he couldn't go wrong with Patti White.The mother of Dean's star runner, Amanda, could sell anyone on what the coach has done for her daughter."
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | November 16, 1992
They gathered at "Gil's" house last Friday night for lasagna and to mark the end of another outstanding era in Westminster High School cross country history."
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June 19, 1999
BaseballAthletics: Recalled P Brett Laxton from Triple-A Vancouver. Optioned IF Scott Spiezio to Vancouver.Indians: Claimed P Jeff Tam off waivers from Mets; optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo. Traded P Tony Dougherty to Pirates for player to be named. Signed P Paul Menhart to minor-league contract; assigned him to Buffalo.BasketballCavaliers: Exercised option to acquire Celtics' first-round pick in this year's draft, eighth overall.CollegePacific-10: Accepted Washington's self-imposed penalties for recruiting violations since Rick Neuheisel took over as football coach.
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By From Sun staff reports | August 28, 2009
Around the region John Carroll names Stetka baseball coach John Carroll named Joe Stetka, The Baltimore Sun's 2008 All-Metro Coach of the Year, the school's varsity baseball coach. Stetka coached at C. Milton Wright the past six years. As the Mustangs' interim head coach in 2008, he took the varsity team to the Class 4A North regional title and the 4A state championship game, in which they lost to Sherwood, 7-6, in extra innings. Stetka is also an associate scout for the Orioles. Colleges: : Goucher College made several personnel moves, naming Andrew Marshall assistant men's soccer coach, Caitlin Colfer assistant women's soccer coach, Whitney Raffo and Syed Hosain assistant field hockey coaches, and Mitchell Weisbrot assistant cross country coach.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Bicyclists will ride along Riva Road in Anne Arundel County on Saturday morning to honor an Annapolis High School cross-country coach who was killed in a crash in August. Riders will gather at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road, beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday for the Trish Cunningham Memorial Rally and Ride. A brief program at 8 a.m. will include remarks on bike safety and a moment of silence before the ride begins. Participants plan to ride down Riva Road and past the site where Cunningham was struck, which will be marked with a white "ghost bike.
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By Jeff Seidel and For The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2012
Michael Calderone Archbishop Spalding The Cavaliers won their second straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference title without a real superstar and after losing three of their top six runners from last year's championship team. In his 14th season as coach at Archbishop Spalding, Calderone said he doesn't want to bank on having one big-time runner because it's a team sport. That's why the Cavaliers overcame the loss of the three runners from last year, as well as one of their top runners suffering an injury about 10 days before this year's title race.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 23, 2010
James Henry Kehoe Jr., who during his more than three-decade career at the University of Maryland, College Park produced many team championships as a track-and-field coach and succeeded in lifting Maryland from athletic mediocrity during his tenure as athletic director, died of heart failure Sunday at Burnett-Calvert Hospice in Prince Frederick. The longtime Chesapeake Beach resident was 91. Mr. Kehoe, the son of a Harford County Standard Oil Co. oil distributor and a homemaker, was born and raised in Bel Air. He graduated from Bel Air High School in 1936, where he was a state champion half-miler.
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December 8, 1991
From: Jim BullockFrancis Scott Key cross country coachIn response to your article (Carroll County Sun, Nov. 24) which pointed out both the meet officials' and coaches' stand on the controversial disqualifications that took place during the running of the boys 1A cross country championships at Western Maryland College on Nov.9, I would like to mention several facts that were either omitted, stated incorrectly or require clarification. At this point, I understand and have accepted the fact the State Association does not and willnot overrule the meet's official decision.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 5, 2002
When Winters Mill High School opens its doors in the fall, the playing fields will be green ... but not the coaches. The school has announced its coaching staff for the fall season, which includes several recognizable names from both in and out of the county. Among them are Liberty football coach Ken Johnson and Westminster girls soccer and softball coach Bryan Shumaker, each of whom has led teams to state championships. Others named to the staff include Westminster girls cross country coach Sarah Ensor, former Liberty cross country coach Ken Fischer (for the boys team)
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