Behind the Score

February 13, 2007

Editor's note - Before the first pitch is thrown, whistle blows or tip-off, there are many people in Washington County and the Tri-State area area who have an impact on sporting events.

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Hometown - Hagerstown

Position - "Web Adminstrator for Monocacy Valley Athletic League; freshman football coach and varsity assistant basketball coach at North Hagerstown High School and director of Washington County Roundball Classic and the Mid-Maryland Baseball Classic all-star games."

What is your biggest challenge? - "Cramming all of my responsibilities into one week and communicating with all the coaches at the 22 MVAL schools."

What inspired you to do what you do? - "As far as coaching is concerned, the love of high school athletics. Nothing pleases me more than to have a player, a fellow coach or a parent thanking me for doing what I do. Definitely, the love of high school sports is A number one."


Who do you root for? - "The University of Maryland in college athletics and the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Ravens in professional sports.

What is your favorite sports movie? - "'Friday Night Lights.' I'm in awe of the passion of high school football in Texas. It's unbelievable. 'Hoosiers would be a close second.'"

If you could talk to any sports figure, past or present, who would it be? - "Vince Lombardi, just because of his knowledge and passion for the game was unparalleled. I would like to pick his brain about the game."

If you know of anyone in Washington County who might make an interesting Behind the Score feature, contact Daily Mail Sports Editor Larry Yanos at 301-733-5131, ext. 2311 or e-mail

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