Churchill High School has named a new head coach to lead the football program into the 2015 campaign.
The Potomac public school announced the hiring of Albert Song, a 1996 Churchill graduate who spent last season as the offensive coordinator at Seneca Valley.
Song’s appointment to head coach at his alma mater was announced on social media including Twitter where he was greeted with many well-wishers.
“Congrats to Coach Song on being the next head football coach @ Churchill,” tweeted Seneca Valley head coach Fred Kim. “We will miss him badly @ S.V. No doubt, he will be a huge success.”
Song spent the last two seasons as Seneca Valley’s offensive coordinator where he helped guide the Screamin’ Eagles to a 15-5 record including an 8-2 mark last year. He was also an assistant at Churchill from 2006-2008 according to Churchill athletic director Scott Rivinius.
“He’s extremely passionate about the program,” said Rivinius. “We were anticipating him having a strong interview and he was outstanding.”
As a Churchill running back in the 1990’s, Song played for the legendary Fred Shepherd and helped lead the Bulldogs to a 12-1 record including an appearance in the 1995 state championship game during his senior campaign. He was described by one former high school teammate as a “great guy” with a “very high football IQ.”
Song replaces Joe Allen who spent six seasons at the helm and was hired at Northwood last month.
During his tenure, Allen guided the Bulldogs to a 36-27 record including a 6-4 mark last year. Churchill had four winning seasons during the Allen era and finished 10-2 and captured the division title during the 2011 campaign.