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Noland, B-CC coach calls it quits

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Published on: Thursday, November 29, 2012

By Brandy L. Simms

B-CC head coach Rich Noland has resigned after four seasons at the helm of the school’s football program.

During his tenure at the school, Noland guided the Barons to a 23-17 record including back-to-back 7-3 seasons over the last two years. He leaves the program as one of the most successful head coaches in school history.

This season, B-CC won six of its final seven regular season games after starting out with a 1-2 record. The Barons suffered a 55-13 loss to Quince Orchard in a first round playoff game.

In 2010 and 2011, Noland led B-CC to consecutive winning seasons for the first time in more than four decades. Last year, he also led the Barons to their first playoff appearance in 16 years and the first time ever in the 4A classification.

Prior to Noland’s arrival, B-CC had not made a playoff appearance since the 1995 campaign when the Barons finished 11-1 and advanced to the postseason for the first time in school history.

Noland becomes the second Montgomery County head coach in the past few weeks to step down after a winning season.

Neal Owens resigned last month as head coach at Richard Montgomery after three seasons at the helm including a 6-4 record this year.

 Owens guided the Rockville public school to an 11-19 record during his tenure and the program showed improvement each season. Richard Montgomery finished 0-10 in 2010 and went 5-5 last season.

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