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Severn turns to Pastrana, Fowler


Severn School has selected two former NFL players -- Alan Pastrana and Wayne Fowler -- to coach its basketball and football teams, athletic director Fred Hewitt announced yesterday.

The pair will replace Jim Doyle who retired at the end of the season. Doyle coached Severn's boys basketball team for eight years and the football team for two.

Pastrana, who played for the Denver Broncos in 1969 and 1970, will take over the football team, which won its first eight games last fall before dropping its last two to eventual conference champion St. Paul's and archrival St. Mary's.

A 1964 graduate of Annapolis, where he captained the football, wrestling and lacrosse teams, Pastrana attended Severn School, a post-secondary prep school at the time, in 1965.

Pastrana went to Maryland and in 1968 was tri-captain and quarterback, setting an Atlantic Coast Conference record for touchdown passes with 17.

Pastrana was Buffalo Bills quarterback coach in 1973, and in 1985 was inducted into Severn School Athletic Hall of Fame.

He is now an associate professor of health and physical education at Anne Arundel Community College, where he was head football coach from 1980 to 1989, when the program was disbanded.

Fowler, a Bills offensive lineman in 1970, inherits a boys basketball team that went 24-2 this season and captured the Armstrong Conference B Division title with him as an assistant.

A graduate of Glen Burnie, Fowler will be joined by assistant Charles "Tank" Duckett, a Severna Park alumnus who has been an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater the past two seasons.

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