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By Katherine Dunn | January 9, 2012
Loyola football coach Brian Abbott has stepped down after 10 years, four Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference titles and six Turkey Bowl victories. "I just think your internal clock tells you it's time," Abbott said. "My goal was never to be a coach that was a head coach for 30 years. There's a lot of opportunities out there and staying here at Loyola. I'm going to go back to grad school in the fall and just find new opportunities and be excited about the things that I can do. " Abbott, 45, will remain at the school, where he will continue to run the school's summer programs and the Blakefield Experience program as well as coach middle school lacrosse.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
North Harford football coach Gene Liebel was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week on Wednesday. Liebel, in his first year as head coach, earned the award after his Hawks came back to defeat Havre de Grace, 15-14, last Friday. Down 14-0 in the second half, North Harford quarterback Braden Stinar threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Chandler Schmidt and a 16-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Keating to bring the Hawks within one point of the Warriors. Rather than play for the tie, Liebel decided to go for the 2-point conversion.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2012
Bobby Ross got much of the credit for Maryland's short reign as the most dominant team in the Atlantic Coast Conference in the mid 1980s, but Joe Krivak was often referred to as the guru and play-caller for a string of record-setting Terps quarterbacks. Krivak, who died Tuesday after battling leukemia, tutored a line of Maryland quarterbacks that began with Boomer Esiason and Frank Reich, included Stan Gelbaugh and Dan Henning, and ended with Neil O'Donnell and Scott Zolak after Krivak succeeded Ross as head coach in 1987.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Upset victories can be the turning point in a team's season, and Salisbury may have found its defining moment of the 2014 campaign in Saturday's 37-34 overtime stunner against then-No. 6 St. John Fisher. But coach Sherman Wood wants to make sure that the Sea Gulls (2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Empire 8 Athletic Conference) don't let the win go to their heads. “What we have to be careful about here is overconfidence,” Wood said Wednesday morning. “We had a great win against Christopher Newport at their place at night in front of a packed house [in the season opener on Sept.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2011
Johnny Brooks Aberdeen A year ago, Brooks coached Havre de Grace to the state Class 1A final. Then, looking for a change, he packed up his coaching staff and moved down U.S. 40 to take over a floundering Aberdeen program coming off a 1-9 season. "We knew what we were walking into," he said. "We didn't know the talent, but we knew we had a lot of work ahead of us. We got on them in the summertime about getting better and not having to be 1-9. … That kind of fueled some of them, and the senior captains really bought into it. They were out there in triple digits [temperatures]
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2012
Elwood Townsend Douglass In his fourth year as head coach, Townsend led the Ducks to the most impressive turnaround of the season, taking a 3-7 team from a year ago and molding a 7-4 playoff team that lost only to a state champion and two state semifinalists. The Ducks qualified for the regional playoffs for only the second time in school history, and they suffered their losses by a total of 16 points -- to No. 6 and Class 1A champion Dunbar, 8-6; No. 7 Milford Mill, 18-16; and No. 11 Edmondson, 14-6, in the regular season and then 14-10 in the Class 2A North regional semifinal.
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Sports Digest | March 6, 2012
Et cetera McDaniel chooses Hoyt as football coach McDaniel announced Monday that Mike Hoyt has been named the 24th football coach in program history. Hoyt, who will begin March 19, comes to the Green Terror after serving as the associate coach and defensive coordinator, as well as director of strength and conditioning for the athletics program, at Albright in Reading, Pa. He was also responsible for recruiting in central Pennsylvania and northern counties in Maryland.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | December 3, 2013
The assault charge brought by a parent from a rival high school against a Howard County assistant football coach was dropped in Howard County District Court Tuesday. The charge was brought by  Shane Snyder, the father of Mt. Hebron quarterback Jake Snyder, and alleged that Centennial assistant coach Matt Winger, of Columbia, pushed his son  Jake to the ground during an on-field altercation between the teams at a Sept. 21 game.  After the game, Jake was diagnosed with a broken wrist, which ended his 2013 season.  According to Winger's defense attorney Michael DeHaven, the charge was dropped after the Howard County State's Attorney's office determined there was not enough evidence to prosecute Winger.
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By Katherine Dunn | March 14, 2014
Former Bowie State coach Michael Lynn has been named football coach at Annapolis Area Christian School. Lynn, a Morgan State graduate, coached the Bulldogs to a 26-25 record between 2004 and 2008. They finished 8-4 in 2005 and made their first bowl appearance in 36 years, falling to Tuskegee, 28-26, in the Pioneer Bowl. Since then, Lynn served as football team coordinator at Maryland for two years and director of football operations at Morgan State for two years. Last fall, he was an assistant coach at Dunbar.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2011
Towson University football coach Rob Ambrose has agreed to an extension, athletic director Mike Waddell said Thursday night. Ambrose received three years on top of the two left on the deal he signed when he took the job in 2009. Financial terms of the new contract were not announced. "It's more than a job to Rob," Waddell said of Ambrose, a 1993 Towson graduate. "He wants to build a championship program, not just from a professional standpoint, but for personal reasons. " Ambrose's new deal comes nearly three weeks after the Tigers finished a 9-3 season with a 40-38 loss to Lehigh in the second round of the Division I football championships, Towson's first postseason appearance as a Football Championship Subdivision team.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
In August, Lee Hull put all of his eggs in Robert Council's basket when the rookie head coach tabbed the redshirt senior as Morgan State's starting quarterback, and not even a poor showing in Saturday's 15-14 loss to Norfolk State has changed Hull's opinion. Council had his worst performance as a passer on Saturday, failing to complete 15 of his 19 attempts and gaining just 38 yards. He also lost a fumble on the Spartans' 1-yard line after a 12-yard run on the opening drive of the game for the Bears (2-3, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Johns Hopkins isn't the only area Division III program with an untarnished record in 2014. Stevenson is 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference and earned votes in the latest American Football Coaches Association poll. It's the first time the program has won its first four games of the season, and the team has already matched single-season records in overall victories and league wins set last year. Considering that the Mustangs were 8-22 overall and 6-20 in the conference, the current run might be shocking to some, but not to coach Ed Hottle.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
When Eastern Tech football coach Marc Mesaros earned his 100th career victory Friday, he was more thrilled with the way his team played in its 51-7 win over Pikesville. The Mavericks, however, were more interested in the milestone, presenting Mesaros a football with "100" written on it. "All the kids signed it, and they had a big announcement at the end of the game. The kids dumped water on me," Mesaros said with a laugh. "It was a very nice show of affection and respect. "The 100-win thing is great.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Morgan State football coach Lee Hull has been seeing a little bit too much yellow for his liking. The Bears (2-2, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) nipped league rival Howard, 38-35, on Saturday, but not without drawing 10 penalties costing them 104 yards. It marked the third time this season that Morgan State incurred more penalties than its opponent. The team is averaging 8.5 penalties per game for an average loss of 77.5 yards. “I'm real concerned because that shows a lack of focus and a lack of discipline,” Hull said this week.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Saturday's 31-20 victory over visiting North Carolina Central lifted Towson to a 2-2 record, marking their first time at .500 since the beginning of the season. The win also injected some much-needed confidence into the team, coach Rob Ambrose said Monday during his weekly conference call arranged by the Colonial Athletic Association. “These are college students with college-student problems and injuries,” he said. “Everybody's got problems. So it's about managing them as best we can and moving forward.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
In his first year as Johns Hopkins' starting quarterback, Braden Anderson might be expected to show some nerves and play with some hesitancy. But that hasn't been the case, according to coach Jim Margraff. “I think he's always been comfortable,” Margraff said of his senior signal caller. “I think Braden has a ton of confidence, and I think the guys have a ton of confidence in him. He's been at ease at the position, and he's been unflappable even when things aren't going well.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
Archbishop Curley football coach Sean Murphy could not have asked for a bigger win to mark his 100 th career victory. Friday, the Friars upset MIAA A Conference foe and No. 10 Loyola, for the first time by rolling up 39 unanswered points for a 39-7 victory at home under the lights. “It just means I've been around a long time,” Murphy said with a laugh. “It was satisfying. More importantly, I was happy for our school, happy for our kids. I'm proud of how far our program's come.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2013
Joseph R. Carlozo, a former Calvert Hall College High School football coach whose team had a legendary closing-seconds victory at Memorial Stadium on Thanksgiving Day in 1969, died of stroke complications May 20 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Philadelphia, he was the son of Joseph Thomas Carlozo, a painter, and Concetta DeVicaris, a homemaker. He was a 1946 graduate of Southern High School in South Philadelphia, where he was a standout player on the 1944 and 1945 football teams and played at the Philadelphia Football Championship games at Franklin Field.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Eastern Tech football coach Marc Mesaros has been named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week after guiding his team to a 2-0 start with last Friday's 37-14 win over Randallstown. The host Mavericks trailed, 6-0, before Ian McBorrough put them on the scoreboard with a sack in the end zone. In the second quarter, James Rodger's 7-yard touchdown run gave them the lead for good, 9-6. In addition to James' touchdown, the Mavericks also got two rushing touchdowns from Brandon Hlavach and one each from McBorrough and Dave Wozniak.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Kevin Frazier's latest gig starts this evening, Sept. 9, as he takes over as co-anchor of the syndicated entertainment news show “Entertainment Tonight.” Formerly of TV's “The Insider,” Frazier, 50, will share hosting duties with "ET" veteran Nancy O'Dell. He replaces Rob Marciano, who left the show in July to join ABC News and “Good Morning America.” “Kevin lives and breathes entertainment news; he is the ultimate professional and has a phenomenal relationship with Nancy,” Brad Bessey, executive producer of “Entertainment Tonight,” says in a story that ran in Variety when Frazier's arrival was announced.
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