CUMBERLAND - Bishop Walsh Principal Sam Torres announced Monday that Dr. Jeff Rhodes is the new head boys basketball coach at the school, succeeding Gene Paul.
...Rhodes went on to play basketball for two years at Western Maryland College and later graduated from Frostburg State in 1983.He graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1987 and then became a member of the United States Navy Dental Corps.He
has practiced dentistry locally since 1991.
saw some very positive things from last year's Spartans who had the school's best Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament showing in years.
"My main goal," said Rhodes
, "is to strengthen our junior varsity program, and to make sure that our youth league teams remain competitive."He
cited the need for a strong feeder program to sustain a successful program as reason for making it such a strong priority.Rhodes was a local referee for several years, officiating both at the high school and college level.He
has coached freshman teams at both Beall and Bishop Walsh, and he
has coached in several youth leagues.
"I officiated for over 10 years in the area and have done some work on the West Coast as well.It helped keep my hand in a sport that I love, but now that I have kids who will be involved, I wanted to step over to the coaching side."Rhodes
is married and lives in Cumberland.He
wife Karrey have three sons: Kyle is entering the 10th grade, Liam is entering the 8th grade, and Sean is entering the 4th grade at Bishop Walsh.
"I have to thank my wife and kids for allowing me this opportunity," said Rhodes
Torres stated, "Jeff
brings enthusiasm and dedication to Bishop Walsh.
...Dr. Jeff Rhodes / (Click for larger image) Resources