Calvert Hall basketball coach John Bauersfeld steps down to coach and teach in Georgia

Calvert Hall basketball coach John Bauersfeld has stepped down after 11 seasons with plans to relocate his family to Cumming, Ga., where he will coach Pinecrest Academy and teach social studies.

A 1994 Calvert Hall graduate, he won 209 games in 11 seasons at his alma mater, winning two regular-season and tournament championships in the Baltimore Catholic League and a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference crown. During his stint, Calvert Hall produced nine Division I college player, including 2010 graduate Damion Lee, who plays for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks.

“Calvert Hall was great. Eleven years ago, it gave me an opportunity to become a head coach in one of the finest leagues in the country and it was a great experience,” he said.

Bauersfeld will continue teaching at Calvert Hall for the remainder of the school year and direct early summer basketball camps before moving to Georgia at the end of July.

Bauersfeld said he and his wife, Jill, who have three young children, are looking forward to a new adventure and challenge.

Brother John Kane, Calvert Hall's president, said in a news release: “It is a bittersweet day for Calvert Hall. John is a valued coach and faculty member. He has had great success as both a teacher and a coach. He is a great representative of The Hall and mentor to our basketball players. We recognize the opportunity for him and his family in this new venture. We wish him all the best.”

The school said a search for Bauersfeld’s successor will begin immediately.

“The athletic department appreciates all that John has contributed to Calvert Hall during his tenure with us,” athletic director Lou Eckerl said. “In addition to his success on the court, JB was an exemplary role model for our students. His passion, discipline, and direction made him an ideal coach for us. His care and concern for his players on and off the court will definitely be missed.”

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