Hereford boys lacrosse coach Brian King, who led the Bulls to five Class 3A-2A state titles in six years, has resigned and accepted the same position at John Carroll.
In addition to taking over the lacrosse program at John Carroll, King also was named an assistant athletic director and assistant addmissions director.
King posted a 112-10 record in his six seasons at Hereford. He guided the Bulls to five straight championships before they fell to Kent Island, 8-6, in this year's title game to finish at 17-4.
Hereford has won a state record nine state championships. When the Bulls won in 2013, they also set a new state mark with six straight crowns.
While it was difficult to leave the program he built into a perennial state power, King said the opportunity at John Carroll was too good to pass up. He lives less than a mile away from John Carroll with his wife, Stephanie, and their three young children.
King is impressed with the talent pool of lacrosse players in Harford County. He said, with the strong academics at John Carroll, the coaching staff that will soon be in place, and playing a national schedule, the school can provide a complete comprehensive program that can't be matched in the county.
"I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity I had at Hereford. The community was always very supportive, and I'm very proud of my time there," King said. "That made the decision that much harder. And while it was a tough decision, I feel like I'm a first-year coach again, and we're getting a great staff together and looking to play a national schedule."
John Carroll, which competes in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference, finished the 2014 season with a 9-8 record under former coach Matt Blair.