Ex-Glen Burnie coach German lands Annapolis lacrosse job


John German, a former Glen Burnie soccer and lacrosse coach, has been named boys lacrosse coach at defending Class 3A-4A state champion Annapolis.

"Retirement is wasted on the old," said German, who left teaching and coaching more than 15 years ago to go into private business, retired from that, and headed south to Florida and the Caribbean in his sailboat.

"After a couple years, I missed coaching and teaching," German said yesterday. "I don't think you ever lose the coaching bug."

German, who returned to Anne Arundel County in 1995 as a substitute teacher and soccer referee, succeeds Dan Hart, who retired last fall.

Hart was The Sun's Anne Arundel County Coach of the Year last season, having led the Panthers to an overall 16-2 record, including a 12-7 victory over Dulaney in the Class 3A-4A state final. Hart's team also won a state crown in 1994, when he was Sun Metro Coach of the Year.

German, who attended Frostburg College with Hart, was the JV coach for his former college classmate last spring. He is now a long-term substitute in the Annapolis High physical-education/health department.

"It's important to have coaches in the school, and John has been re-certified as a state teacher," said Annapolis athletic director Fred Stauffer in announcing the new coach. "Both he and Bob Bohanan coached with Dan [Hart], and we wanted to maintain that stability."

Pub Date: 1/23/99

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