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Fields takes over at Blair

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Published on: Thursday, February 14, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

Andrew Fields has been named the new head football coach at Montgomery Blair High School.

Fields replaces Jeff Seals who was dismissed last year after nearly a decade at the helm of the Silver Spring public school.

“Coach Fields is very passionate about football having played high school and college football,” Blair Principal Renay Johnson wrote in a letter addressed to parents and athletes. “He has coached at Churchill, Poolesville, and Northwest High Schools, earning two state football championship appearances, one state title and nine Maryland State Playoff appearances. In addition, he coached the state recognized 2003 Maryland All-Star Game, a very prestigious event.”

Fields spent nearly a decade as an assistant at Northwest before he was named the program’s second head coach in 2007. After two seasons at the helm of Northwest’s football program, Fields resigned on Jan. 21, 2009 to become a Montgomery County Public Schools administrator.

The 1990 Sherwood graduate has been an Assistant Principal at Gaithersburg High for the last three years and takes over a Blair football program that has won just 25 games in nine seasons and finished 2-8 last year.

Fields, who has also worked as an administrator at Einstein and Damascus, said he’s “very excited to reunite with my first love.”

Fields spent nine years as the offensive coordinator at Northwest and helped guide the Germantown public school to a state championship during the 2004 campaign.

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