Brian Boussy signed a contract yesterday to become Howard High's head varsity soccer coach next fall. He replaces Dave Kelley who coached the team the past two seasons.
"I'm real happy they offered me the job because I feel like it's an elite group of coaches that I'm joining," Boussy said.
Boussy, 24, teaches social studies at Howard and has been the junior varsity coach at Oakland Mills the past two seasons.
He was an All-State and All-South goalkeeper at Oakland Mills where he established the county record with 47 career shutouts.
During his four playing seasons at Oakland Mills the Scorpions won three state titles and twice had undefeated seasons.
The Scorpions were 15-0-1 and won the state Class 2A title his senior year in 1988.
Under county regulations, Kelley, who is not a teacher, could be bumped if a teacher within the county system applied for the coaching job. The Lions were 7-6-1 last season.
Scorps lose Carter
Oakland Mills' hopes for county and regional boys basketball titles suffered a severe blow last week when sophomore guard Fardan Carter was pulled off the team by his mother for unsatisfactory academic performance.
Through Monday Oakland Mills was 15-3 overall and trailed Mount Hebron and Atholton by one game in the county race.
Carter, who turned in his uniform after grades came out last Wednesday, was an integral part of a team noted for its quickness and excellent chemistry.
The Scorpions now must struggle to create a new chemistry in the final two weeks of the regular season. His defense will be sorely missed. And he was Oakland Mills' third-leading scorer.
His mother, Sharron Smith, said: "He has some other things going on in his life that he needs to focus on right now. Knowledge is something that no one can ever take away from him. It's better that he learns this lesson now than later.
"I don't think it will hurt him too much. He's young and sports will be there for him. But you won't see him playing again until fall of 1995."
Under county regulations, Carter was eligible to play the remainder of the basketball season regardless of his most recent report card.
"It's unfortunate we've lost Fardan because he was such a big part of our team, but parents have the right to make this decision for their children," Oakland Mills coach Dave Appleby said.
"Academics are more important than athletics."
Kurt Jestes of Mount Hebron, last year's Baltimore Sun Howard County Basketball Player of the Year, signed Thursday with Philadelphia Pharmacy. He'll receive a partial scholarship.
Jestes averaged 21.5 points a year ago when Mount Hebron, which was heavily dependent on its outside shooting, shared the county championship with Atholton.
The Vikings have more of an inside game this season and Jestes is scoring only 14 points per game, but the Vikings are tied for first place with Atholton.
Philadelphia Pharmacy is a NAIA Division II school that was among the top 10 in the nation in team defense and rebounding last week. The team was 18-6 and flirting with the top 25 national rankings, Jestes said.
He liked the school because it offers a five-year program in physical therapy and 100-percent job placement upon graduation.
"I'm very happy to be going there," Jestes said.
Yetso to Virginia
Brock Yetso of Centennial, the Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year in soccer, has told the University of Virginia that he'll be coming there next season to compete for a goalkeeping position. He'll receive a partial scholarship.
The Cavaliers have won four straight NCAA titles.
Yetso recorded 10 shutouts and allowed only five goals last fall for the Eagles, who went 15-0-2 and won the Class 3A state championship.