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Boys Soccer: Singer lets the music fade on coaching career with Hubs

November 20, 2012|By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com
  • Glen Singer has stepped down as the head coach of the North Hagerstown boys soccer team.
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HAGERSTOWN — Soccer has been a big part of Glen Singer’s life for 40 years as a player and coach.

He’ll still be a part of soccer, but it will be as a spectator when next season rolls around.

Singer has resigned as head coach of the North Hagerstown boys team, capping 11 years at the helm of the Hubs.

“It’s time to watch my daughter (Abby) play,” Singer said. “She is a sophomore and I’ve only seen her play twice.”

Singer compiled a 105-67-5 record at North, including 10-7 this season. The lone regret about his career was not moving further along the postseason trail.

“There’s not much I would change other than getting out of our region (to the state tournament),” Singer said. We’ve tried to win the regions but weren’t quite lucky enough.

“I’ve always loved the game. It’s been enjoyable working with the kids. Hopefully, somewhere along the line, some kids will look back and say, ‘I learned about life’s lessons,’”

Singer played at Kennedy High School, which won a Maryland state championship in 1978 and made the state final in 1979 and 1980. He went on to the University of Maryland and was a team captain.

He served as an assistant men’s coach at Hagerstown Community College for two years and then became the Hawks’ head coach for four years before taking the position at North.

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