Former Gaithersburg High two-way standout Billy Brown participated in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Brown, who recently finished his collegiate career at Division II Shepherd, was a member of the West squad.
Brown, a former All-Sentinel Player of the Year, has also been selected to participate in the NFL Combine in March. During the 2016 campaign, Brown started all 14 games at Shepherd where he finished with 99 receptions for 1,580 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Former Gaithersburg High School football standout Hank Fraley has been named the offensive line coach at UCLA.
Fraley, an 11-year NFL veteran, spent the past three seasons as the Minnesota Vikings assistant offensive line coach.
“Having spent the last three seasons with an excellent staff in Minnesota, coupled with his 11-year NFL playing career, Hank is undoubtedly the right man to lead this unit forward,” said UCLA head coach Jim Mora. “I watched Hank compete firsthand in the 2004 NFC Championship and am happy this time he’s now on our team. We can’t wait to get him in here, have him meet with our guys, share his knowledge and experience with them and begin the process of preparing this group for Spring Ball.”
Fraley, who served as the offensive line coach for the West squad last weekend in the East-West Shrine Game, spent the past three seasons as the assistant offensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings.
Allonzo Trier, a former All-Sentinel Co-Player of the Year, scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists in Arizona’s 96-85 victory last Saturday over UCLA. The win marked Trier’s first game of the season following a 19-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
If you’re wondering whatever happened to former Springbrook High basketball standout Isaiah Eisendorf then I have the answer. After starting his college career at Gannon, Eisendorf transferred to Le Moyne where he leads the squad in points and rebounds. Eisendorf, an All-Sentinel performer at Springbrook, teamed up with former Bullis standout and fellow All-Sentinel performer Russell Sangster to help the Dolphins jump out to a 14-4 record.
A former Maryland assistant is joining the coaching staff of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Keenan McCardell, who spent five years as a wide receiver with the NFL franchise, has been named the Jacksonville Jaguars’ wide receivers coach. The 47-year-old spent the 2014 and 2015 campaigns as the wide receivers coach at the University of Maryland where he mentored Good Counsel product Stefon Diggs. He was also the Washington Redskins wide receivers coach in 2010 and 2011.
Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin coached McCardell during the wide receiver’s six-year tenure with the organization.
“We all understand what Keenan means to this organization,” Coughlin said in a statement, “and we are excited to welcome him home to Jacksonville, as he’ll oversee the growth and consistent improvement of our receiving corps.”