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Holy Cross, Churchill lose Athletic Dir.


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Published on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

Jenna Ries has resigned as athletic director at the Academy of the Holy Cross.

However, the Montgomery County native said she would continue her role as a coach at the Kensington private school if needed.

“Being AD and coach is a little hectic for me,” said Ries, who noted that she has three young children.

Ries, a former high school standout at B-CC, has been a longtime fixture on the county’s sporting scene.

During the 2012 campaign, her third season as the Tartans’ head lacrosse coach, Ries helped guide Holy Cross to a 15-5 record including the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship.

Holy Cross defeated Good Counsel, 9-4, to capture the WCAC title and snap the Falcons’ 90-game conference winning streak that included eight consecutive tournament titles.

The historic win marked Holy Cross’s first victory over Good Counsel in eight years.

Ries also founded the Champions of Tomorrow organization and Champions Field House, a state-of-the art athletic facility located in Rockville.

Meanwhile, Churchill High has named Scott Rivinius as the new athletic director. He replaces Dave Kelley who retired at the end of the school year.

During his tenure at the Potomac public school, Kelley also worked as a teacher and boys soccer coach before his promotion to athletic director.

“Dave was a great athletic director,” said Churchill assistant athletic director Kevin Jones. “Certainly when I was there athletics excelled. He definitely served as a good leader for the athletic department.”

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