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Name: Al PoklembaHonored by The Carroll County...


Name: Al Poklemba

Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: For guiding the McDonogh baseball team to the Maryland Scholastic Association MSA) A Conference title this spring and being chosen the MSA Coach of the Year

Age: 38

Residence; hometown: Taylorsville

Occupation: Physical education teacher at McDonogh School in Baltimore County

Education: Graduate of Frostburg State with a bachelor's degree in physical education;; graduate of Kenwood High School in Baltimore County

Family: Wife: Sheri, independent insurance broker; Son: Christopher, 12, sixth-grader at McDonogh; Daughters: Lexi, 9, third-grader at McDonogh and Brooke, 7, first-grader at McDonogh

Activities/hobbies: Spending time with his family, working with children, runs a summer soccer camp at McDonogh School

Accomplishments: Participated in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes World Series while at Frostburg State, participated in a college regional all-star game as a third baseman at Frostburg, MSA Coach of the Year in 1992

Recipient's comments: "It was a great season. The chemistry of the team was phenomenal. We had some young talent come in and play well with some of the experienced players. We had four freshmen make the team, two of them started. Their ability to play together as a team was the key to our success."

Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6595, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.

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