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Washington County’s top 25 high school coaches of all time. Here’s how we ranked them. – Herald-Mail Media


Washington County’s high schools have been blessed with so many talented coaches who have helped mold student-athletes both on the playing fields and in life. Dozens of them are already enshrined in the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame, with many more sure to follow.

It’s no easy task selecting a top 25. But that’s what four current and former Herald-Mail Media reporters (Bob Parasiliti, Andy Mason, Mark Keller and myself) have attempted.

Here are the results.

Also received votes: Jim Hutson (Clear Spring baseball, 3 points); Fred Kreiger (Boonsboro baseball, 2 points); Bill Fowkes (Smithsburg baseball and girls soccer, 2 points); Mike Rechtorovic (Williamsport wrestling, 1 point); Rick Aleshire (North Hagerstown girls soccer and Clear Spring boys soccer, 1 point); Toby Peer (South Hagerstown football, 1 point).

25. Ray Shriver

North Hagerstown and Smithsburg sports (5 points)

Shriver coached cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field for the Hubs, then moved to Smithsburg. He has guided the Leopards to four girls cross country state championships, the boys indoor track team to a pair of state titles, the boys outdoor team to one state championship and the girls outdoor track team to another.

24. Nick Scallion

South Hagerstown boys basketball (6 points)

Scallion led the Rebels to an undefeated season (25-0) and the Class 3A state title in 1974. In 13 seasons in charge over two stints, he had 181 wins. South also reached the state final in 1966 and 1972.

23. Lisa Shives

Clear Spring sports (8 points)

Shives led the Blazers’ volleyball team for nine seasons, guiding them to the Class 1A state final in 1992 and back-to-back undefeated state championships in 1993-94 — their winning streak reached 41 games before it ended in 1995. She coached the tennis teams for 22 years, during which the girls team went undefeated five times and the boys team went undefeated once. The tennis teams won 10 conference championships combined from 2008-13.

22. Chick Meehan

Saint James football and baseball (13 points)

Meehan led the Saints’ football program for 28 seasons over three stints from 1974 to 2007, finishing with a 143-96-1 record — the third-most wins in Washington County football history. Saint James won a county-record 26 straight games from late in the 1983 season through late in the 1986 campaign.

21. Stan Stouffer

Williamsport boys soccer (23 points)

Stouffer led the Wildcats for 23 seasons over two stints (1976-84 and 1990-2003), compiling a 231-101-7 record. Williamsport won state championships in 1979 and 1996, and reached the state final on four other occasions under his charge.

20. Megan Crawford

North Hagerstown volleyball (25 points)

Crawford took charge of the Hubs’ program in 2006 and has guided them to three Class 3A state championships, in 2011, 2012 and 2014. North also reached the 3A state final in 2007 and the 3A semifinals in 2021. Her record is 212-54.

19. Curtis Graff

Numerous schools/sports (27 points)

Graff has been a head coach or assistant coach for boys and girls basketball, football, cross country and track and field at Williamsport, North Hagerstown and Smithsburg for a half-century (…….

Source: https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/story/sports/2022/02/22/washington-county-maryland-top-25-high-school-coaches-ranking/9299200002/

Washington County’s high schools have been blessed with so many talented coaches who have helped mold student-athletes both on the playing fields and in life. Dozens of them are already enshrined in the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame, with many more sure to follow.

It’s no easy task selecting a top 25. But that’s what four current and former Herald-Mail Media reporters (Bob Parasiliti, Andy Mason, Mark Keller and myself) have attempted.

Here are the results.

Also received votes: Jim Hutson (Clear Spring baseball, 3 points); Fred Kreiger (Boonsboro baseball, 2 points); Bill Fowkes (Smithsburg baseball and girls soccer…….

Washington County’s high schools have been blessed with so many talented coaches who have helped mold student-athletes both on the playing fields and in life. Dozens of them are already enshrined in the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame, with many more sure to follow.

It’s no easy task selecting a top 25. But that’s what four current and former Herald-Mail Media reporters (Bob Parasiliti, Andy Mason, Mark Keller and myself) have attempted.

Here are the results.

Also received votes: Jim Hutson (Clear Spring baseball, 3 points); Fred Kreiger (Boonsboro baseball, 2 points); Bill Fowkes (Smithsburg baseball and girls soccer…….

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