Rockville native Jason Lomax has taken over the reign of the Springbrook football program.
The former Rockville offensive coordinator was hired last week to fill the vacancy created when Adam Bahr stepped down after a three-year stint at his alma mater.
Bahr, a 1991 Springbrook graduate, compiled a 12-18 record in three seasons at the helm.
Lomax, a 1997 Rockville graduate, inherits a Springbrook squad that finished 3-7 last season.
“I was waiting for this opportunity and the opportunity presented itself,” said Lomax, who spent four seasons at Rockville including the last two as the Rams’ offensive coordinator. “I never in a million years would have thought the opportunity would present itself at someplace like Springbrook but it did and like I tell my players and any of my students that when opportunities approach you in life, man, you’ve got to walk through that door.”
Meanwhile, Poolesville didn’t have to go very far to find their new head coach, opting to promote offensive coordinator Dave Murray to the top job.
Murray takes over for Will Gant who resigned after a four-year stint at the Upper Montgomery County public school. During his tenure at Poolesville, Gant compiled a 25-18 record including three straight postseason appearances.
Murray inherits a team that has finished 7-4 in each of the past three seasons.
Lomax and Murray are among six new head coaching hires in Montgomery County this offseason. Dan Makosy (Kennedy), Albert Song (Churchill), Deshawn Anderson (Blake) and Joe Allen (Northwood) will all lead new football programs this year.
Notes: Former Blake head coach Tony Nazzaro has joined Chris Grier’s staff at Sherwood as the offensive line coach. Nazzaro, who had a three-year stint as the head coach at Magruder from 1998-2000, is a Sherwood graduate. Dennis Harris, who stepped down after nine seasons as the head coach at Northwood, has joined Anderson’s staff at Blake as the offensive coordinator.