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.”


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.”


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.”


QO grad John Papuchis becomes defensive coodinator at UNC

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PapuchisQuince Orchard alum John Papuchis has new coaching job. COURTESY PHOTO

Gaithersburg native John Papuchis has been promoted from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator at the University of North Carolina.

Papuchis, a Quince Orchard High School graduate, is replacing Gene Chizik who stepped down after two seasons in Chapel Hill to spend more time with his family.


Patriots find they have a MoCo connection

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady all but cemented his legacy as one of the NFL’s all-time greats with his performance Sunday in Super Bowl LI, but an unlikely hero also emerged from the game.

Patriots running back James White, a fourth-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, had a breakthrough performance in New England’s 34-28 overtime victory against the Atlanta Falcons.

White, a former standout at the University of Wisconsin, caught a Super Bowl-record 14 passes for 110 yards and scored three touchdowns against Atlanta, including the game-winning 2-yard reception from Brady to help New England capture its second title in three years.

White, 25, received high praise from Brady but also had a relative in Montgomery County who was not at all surprised.

“That’s kind of what I expect out of him,” said Robert Pratt, 50, a cousin who lives in Silver Spring, “because he’s not an every-down back.”


Bullis senior and others go for NSD

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Bullis senior defensive lineman Derrick Tangelo has signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Duke.

The first team All-Sentinel performer said he chose the Atlantic Coast Conference school over Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Navy and Temple among others.

“It’s a great school,” said Tangelo, who boasts a 3.6 grade point average and plans to major in Biology. “I’m looking forward to college. I’ve worked really hard to get to this point.”


Top Varsity Football Coach Announces Retirement

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Veteran football coach Bob Milloy has announced his retirement after a 47-year career with 405 wins, the most of any coach in the history of high school football in the state of Maryland. He completes his career ranked number sixteen nationwide on the all-time win list.


Churchill grabs NFL vet for coach

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Former NFL defensive back Willie Williams has been named the new head coach at Churchill High School.

Williams, a 13-year NFL veteran who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks, replaces Albert Song, who stepped down in early January after two seasons at the helm of the program.

The 46-year-old South Carolina native has been a Churchill assistant since 2009 and takes over a program that finished 2-8 in each of the past two seasons.

“It’s a different feeling,” said Williams, a former Churchill defensive coordinator. “I really do believe I was born for this.”

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