Broadneck High is keeping it in the family in naming Jennifer Shuck as its new varsity girls lacrosse coach.
Jennifer Shuck succeeds her younger sister Leann, who resigned after two seasons and two playoff appearances to take an assistant coaching position at William and Mary College.
Jennifer, 25, graduated from Broadneck in 1986, a year before 24-year-old Leann. The two sisters played lacrosse and soccer together in high school and at the University of Maryland.
"Her extensive experience at the Division I level was the determining factor in her being named our lacrosse coach," said Broadneck athletic director Ken Kazmarek.
Jennifer Shuck has no prior coaching experience except as a recreation girls soccer coach in Florida the past three years.
A 1990 graduate of Maryland, Shuck earned a law degree at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, where she got a taste of coaching. She expects to take her bar exam in July and is currently a substitute teacher in the county.
Shuck, who does not have college coaching aspirations, was somewhat surprised she got the Broadneck job.
"It wasn't definite because of my sister. I didn't have it sewn up," she said. "I was one of the final three interviewed and am glad I got it, because I really like coaching on the community and high-school levels."
Leann Shuck, an All-County and All-Metro player on the Bruins' 1987 state championship lacrosse team, went on to become an All-American at Maryland. In her two seasons as coach at Broadneck, the Bruins were 10-3 (1992) and 11-4 (1993).
Jim Shuck, father of the two sisters, was their soccer and basketball coach at Broadneck, and is currently the head women's lacrosse coach at Anne Arundel Community College.