Rockville High School has named Frank Weaver as the new head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team.
Weaver replaces Kurtis Cross who compiled a 15-28 record in two seasons at the helm of the program.
Weaver inherits a team that finished 10-12 last season and graduates two seniors but the Rams have a solid core returning including Hazel Carmona, Paige Hailstock and three-point shooting ace Samantha Gonzalez.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Weaver, a Pittsburgh native. “I can’t wait. We’ll try to get up and down the floor as fast as we can and do what we do.”
Meanwhile, Northwest has hired Rob Smith to coach the boys’ varsity basketball team. He previously coached the Northwest girls’ varsity team for two seasons before stepping down in 2011.
Smith, who replaced Usman Jamil, takes over a Northwest program that compiled a 30-42 record over the past three seasons including a 5-19 mark during the 2013-2014 campaign.
“I’ve gotten to meet close to about 60 of the young men who are interested in trying out next year,” said Smith, “and I sort of set forth my goals and team goals and Northwest goals.”
Smith began his coaching career at Trinity University in 2004 and coached junior varsity basketball at Poolesville until he landed the Northwest girls’ varsity head coaching job in 2009.
During a two-year stint at the helm of the Northwest girls’ program, Smith guided the Jaguars to back-to-back regional championship appearances in 2011 and 2012.