Schools hire new hoop coaches

Basketball through hoopA pair of Montgomery County Public Schools have named new girls’ basketball coaches for the upcoming season.

Sherwood High School has hired former Whitman assistant Tim Hobbs to be the new head coach. He replaces Chris Campbell who guided the Warriors to a 10-13 record during a one-year stint at the helm of the program.


Football coaching carousel spins again in MoCo

footballThe major buzz this offseason in Montgomery County high school football circles surrounds the Avalon School’s hiring of Tyree Spinner.

When Wootton High School and Spinner parted ways in January after two seasons, there was uproar in the North Potomac community.

Spinner had the Wootton football program headed in the right direction after guiding the Patriots to a 5-5 mark and barely missing the postseason during the 2013 campaign.


Marquette hires local

marquette universityA Montgomery County product has been hired by Marquette University.

Former Duke guard and Silver Spring native Tyler Thornton is joining the Marquette men’s basketball program.

The school on Monday announced Thornton was joining the team as a graduate manager. He recently graduated from Duke where he was recruited by former Blue Devils’ assistant and first-year Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski.


Terps arena leaves Comcast (sort of) and joins XFINITY

terps logoThe on-campus College Park arena formerly known as the Comcast Center has been renamed.

The University of Maryland athletics department on Monday announced that the venue will be named the XFINITY Center, effective immediately. The renaming reflects the Xfinity brand’s strong awareness and resonance with consumers.


Big Train rebounds in CRCBL playoff hunt

david photo - cody brown of the big trainBETHESDA - After an opening round bye, the Bethesda Big Train took on the Alexandria Aces in the second round of the CRCBL playoffs Tuesday night at Povich Field. The Big Train went down early but displayed resilience all night, taking advantage of opportunities on their way to a 5-3 victory.


Lady Terps hire new coach

terps logoThe University of Maryland women’s basketball program has found a replacement for David Atkins who left after a five-year stint to join the Washington Wizards coaching staff.

Maryland head women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese on Tuesday announced the hiring of assistant coach Shay Robinson.