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Hubs bloom under Myers

Washington County Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year

April 01, 2010|By ANDREW MASON
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After serving the previous two years as an assistant indoor track and field coach at North Hagerstown, Brian Myers knew something special was in the works with the girls team when he took over as the Hubs' head coach this season.

"We could see it coming," he said. "The team was basically there, it just took a couple years to bloom. ... But I didn't expect it to be that explosive of a year, winning just about everything out there."

The North girls won their first Washington County title since 2002 and continued to roll from there, picking up team titles at the MVAL Antietam Conference and Maryland 2A West region championships before finishing a close second to Century at the state meet. It was their best state finish in program history.

Myers is The Herald-Mail's 2009-10 Washington County Prep Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year.

"You have to work the kids hard, keep them on track mentally and physically, make sure they're doing the events they should be doing and put them where they need to be," he said. "From there, you just have to hope it all pays off."

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Myers, who graduated from North in 1990 as a two-time county champ in the discus, also said there's room for improvement, especially with his coaching.

"There are definitely areas I'm not familiar with, so I need the help of my assistant coaches," he said. "But at the same time, it's a learning process. You're not going to learn everything overnight. It takes time, you have to put work in to get work out."

His boys team also had a respectable finish, placing 10th out of 33 teams at the 2A state meet.

"I just like to see the kids achieve," Myers said, "to let them know that hard work, day in and day out, can produce results."

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