By MARLO BARNHART
When Jim Brown was a young basketball coach at Hancock High School from 1959 to 1966, he looked forward to playing Shad Hunt's teams from St. Maria Goretti High School.
"His teams were always intense because he was so intense," Brown said upon learning of Hunt's death Wednesday.
Hunt coached basketball at Goretti for 11 years.
Brown, who is now athletic director at Hagerstown Junior College, said Hunt was an excellent coach.
"He was also such a positive role model for his kids," Brown said. "I always looked at Shad as a gentleman, too."
Brown said he also knew Hunt as a golfer who was dedicated to that sport, especially in recent years.
Cokie Robertson, a veteran basketball coach at Goretti, said he was a referee when Hunt was the Goretti coach.
"He certainly had a run of great teams," Robertson said.