“MoCo” native Alex Tsironis wears many hats, County welcomes new head coaches

Alex TsironisAlex Tsironis. COURTESY PHOTO  Over the years, Alex Tsironis has been a coach, teacher and mentor to countless students throughout Montgomery County Public Schools.
Tsironis, who was born in Silver Spring, currently heads up the Physical Education and Arts Department at North Bethesda Middle School.
However, Tsironis, a Watkins Mill High School graduate, is perhaps best known as the creator of the popular MoCo Snow website and blog, at, which began in 2010.
“I loved snow days,” recalled Tsironis, “so I would always share my opinions with my kids.”


Patrick Ewing comes back to Georgetown

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NBA great and Georgetown legend Patrick Ewing has been hired to assume the head coaching duties at his alma mater.

Ewing, who once owned a home in Potomac, was introduced as the new Georgetown head coach last week during a press conference at the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center.

“This is a special moment for our university and for our men’s basketball program,” said Georgetown President John J. DeGioia. “Thirty-three years after winning the NCAA National Championship, No. 33 is coming home.”


UDC hires Juan Dixon

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Former University of Maryland men’s basketball standout Juan Dixon has a new position.

The Baltimore native, who guided the Maryland men’s basketball program to the NCAA title in 2002, has been named the new head women’s basketball coach at the University of the District of Columbia.

“There is no question Juan Dixon will take our women’s basketball program to the next level,” UDC Director of Athletics Patricia Thomas said in a statement. “His tremendous success as a student-athlete, as well as professionally, combined with his respect for the development of students support our goals. I am excited about the opportunity to work with Juan and welcome him to the Firebird community.”


Good Counsel's Milloy picks up milestone win

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BALTIMORE – Good Counsel football head coach Bob Milloy reached a career milestone Saturday in the Falcons’ 23-21 road victory over Mount St. Joseph during the season opener.

The win over the Gaels marked the 400th career victory for Milloy who was inducted into the Washington, D.C. Sports Hall of Fame in July.

“You do it long enough you’re going to eventually win some games,” Milloy said afterward. “I’m just glad it’s over with so we can just worry about our season and not worry about that darn 400-win thing anymore.”

Milloy has enjoyed a distinguished career coaching high school football in Montgomery County, including stints at Whitman, Springbrook and Sherwood before landing at Good Counsel in 2001.


Northwood's Sean Pierce looks past schedule

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DSC 9726Northwood's head coach - Sean Pierce.        PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  


SILVER SPRING – Earlier this year, Northwood named former Bethesda-Chevy Chase assistant Sean Pierce as the Gladiators’ new head football coach.

The promotion was well-deserved for Pierce who has coached both high school and youth football in the area for more than two decades.

“It feels good,” said Pierce, a 1989 B-CC graduate. “I’ve been shooting for this for 26 years.”


Bullis Hires UConn Hoops Alum

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POTOMAC – Bullis has announced the hiring of Amy Duran Heinzelmann as the school’s new head coach of the girls basketball program.

The local product was once a high school and college standout during her playing days on the hardwood.

Heinzelmann, a Stone Ridge graduate, replaces Hayley Hollis who stepped down earlier this spring after two seasons at the helm.

“I am both honored and humbled to be chosen as the Bullis girls varsity basketball coach,” Heinzelmann said in a news release. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to coach such a dynamic and talented group of girls, and it will be my mission to take the Bulldogs to the top.”


Falcons hunt down a Coyote for head coach

Clarksburg head coach G.J. Kissal will not be returning to coach the Coyotes’ boys basketball team next season.

Kissal, a longtime public school coach in Montgomery County, has accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater Good Counsel.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to lead this special program into the future,” Kissal said in a posting on Facebook. “I will take enormous pride in representing the school many of us call home.”


Former B-CC standout now head coach

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basketballhoopsFormer Bethesda-Chevy Chase High girls basketball standout Ryan Ingalls has been named head coach at her alma mater.

Ingalls replaces Jennifer Rushin who resigned after a two-year stint at the helm of the B-CC girls basketball program.

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