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Former Redskins offensive tackle joins Churchill High School

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Former Washington Redskins All-Pro offensive tackle Chris Samuels is joining the football program at Churchill High School.

Samuels, who served a two-year stint as the head coach at Osbourn High School in Northern Virginia, has been named the offensive coordinator at Churchill.

In January, Churchill promoted former defensive coordinator Willie Williams to head coach after Albert Song resigned following two seasons at the helm of the program.

Williams, a 13-year NFL veteran who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks, said Samuels is a good fit for the program.

“He had other opportunities,” said Williams. “I’m just so glad he chose Churchill.”

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Redskins give back with community service aid

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Many Washington Redskins alumni are committed to community service in the greater Washington area. Here are some of the views of five former Redskins players who value service. Topics included slavery in Africa, human suffering, education, youth leadership initiatives, Redskins Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs and mood-altering chemical abuse.

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Friends and family honor Short

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A former Montgomery County Public School head football coach was laid to rest last weekend.

Dr. James Short, who guided the Montgomery Blair football program from 1995-2003, was memorialized at Lackey High School in Charles County on Saturday, March 26.

Short, who died suddenly of kidney failure on March 21 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, was 58.

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Gala, honorees and charitable causes on display for Football Legends 2017

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NORTH BETHESDA — The Washington Football Legends Ninth Annual Scholarship Gala provided a chance for Redskins fans to give to charitable causes while listening to a program emceed by News4 anchor Jim Vance at the North Bethesda Marriot on Saturday evening.   

The Gala raised funds for The Shack Harris and Doug Williams Foundation, The Joyce and Thomas Moorehead Foundation and Sgt. Tom Knox of the Hyattsville Police. Honoree speakers included Knox, Williams, Redskins legend Darrell Green, USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan, Alabama senior tackle Jonathan Allen (not in attendance), St. John’s College High School quarterback Kasim Hill, Dematha High School defensive end Chase Young and former Redskins player Pierre Garcon (not in attendance).

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Mencarini becomes a Turtle!

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Former Quince Orchard coach takes position on Terrapin football staff

Dave MencariniDave Mencarini at Quince Orchard. FILE PHOTO

Former Quince Orchard head coach Dave Mencarini has joined DJ Durkin’s staff at the University of Maryland.

Mencarini, a Rockville High School graduate, has been named a Senior Recruiting Analyst for the Terrapins football program.

“Dave has a great deal of passion and love for the University of Maryland,” said Durkin. “He brings great energy, and we're thrilled to have him on our staff." 

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Stefanelli to replace Milloy as Good Counsel football coach

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Good Counsel has found a replacement for head coach Bob Milloy who stepped down last month after half a century coaching Maryland high school football.

The Olney private school has promoted Andy Stefanelli, a 1983 Good Counsel graduate who has served as the Falcons’ freshman head coach and recruiting coordinator for the past eight seasons.

During his tenure at Good Counsel, Stefanelli has compiled a 71-2 record.

“I am thrilled and honored to be named the head football coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, my alma mater,” said Stefanelli. “I hope to carry on the rich tradition that has been established by Coach Milloy.”

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The lingering legend of Montgomery’s Eugene Dyson

The legend of Eugene Dyson still lingers on in Montgomery County.

To this day, local folks still talk about the Churchill High School product when the debate shifts to the county’s all-time great student-athletes.

Dyson, a Scotland native who was a multi-sport athlete at Churchill in the 1980’s, had the Midas touch. He participated in football, basketball and baseball at the Potomac public school.

“Eugene was a beast,” recalled Todd Lancaster, a 1980 Rockville graduate. “He had a motor on him.”

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Bob Milloy - Good Counsel’s “Archbishop” retires from coaching

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Bob MilloyBob Milloy. COURTESY PHOTO Good Counsel head coach Bob Milloy has announced his retirement after nearly half a century coaching high school football in Montgomery County.

Milloy, who spent 47 years coaching Maryland high school football, compiled 405 wins during his tenure.

“I’m 73 years old,” said Milloy. “I just really felt like it was time. I felt like it was the right time. It’s a young man’s game. I enjoyed it and loved every minute of it.”

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