Athletics Department

B.S., University of Pittsburgh B.A., Loyola of Baltimore

Forty years of coaching basketball at Frederick Community College: • Men’s basketball coach, 1972-1984 (record of 194-97)

• Assistant Women’s Coach with Jack Mehl, 1992-2004
• Assistant Men’s Basketball coach with David Miller, 2004-2013 • Inducted into Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame, 1986
• Inducted into Region XX Athletic Hall of Fame, 2005
• Inducted into St. John’s at Prospect Hall Athletic Hall of Fame

Among Al’s many accomplishments, his most rewarding may well be the fact that he spent over thirty years working as a special education teacher in Frederick County. He was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award presented by the Frederick Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1983. He also taught summer school classes for many years at the University of Maryland for teachers who wanted to become certified in special education

“Carl Emerick brought me to FCC in 1972. That was the beginning of a relationship with FCC that would last for many 40 years. I started as head coach and after retiring from that, came back as an assistant to Jack Mehl and the women’s basketball teams. When Jack retired, I did as well...and then came back again as an assistant to the men’s basketball team and David Miller, the head coach.

FCC has been a major part of my life. I have met so many fine young people and parents, and I have made some lasting friendships. I have many fond memories. I thank FCC for them.”