By SHELDON SHEALER
FREDERICK, Md. - The face at the top will change, but the commitment will remain the same.
Steve Kennedy, who built St. John's at Prospect Hall into a nationally ranked girls program from nothing in five years, resigned Monday to pursue other interests, he said.
Athletic director David Owens said a search for a new coach will begin immediately and he wants the high profile to continue.
"We'll still have the same goals - strive for excellence and maintain our commitment to the program," Owens said.
Kennedy, last year's Associated Press Coach of the Year for Maryland, had a five-year record of 98-20. This year's team, ranked No. 3 in Maryland, finished the season at 28-3.