Archive for December, 2011

December 7, 2011

New Coach Brings New Hope to Einstein Boys Basketball

by Eric Meany

KENSINGTON, Md. — The 2007-8 season was a special one for the Albert Einstein High School boys basketball team. Led by high-scoring guard Dennis Bassich, coach Ken Bunker’s squad posted a winning record and notched a first-round playoff victory in what was one of their best campaigns in recent memory.

Times have been tough for the Titans since then, though, as the team has failed to win as many games in the past three seasons combined as they did in that one year.

But with a new season comes new hope, and this year one reason for that hope is the arrival of first-year head coach Rich Porac. The 33-year-old Hagerstown native has had stints leading the junior varsity squads at Magruder and Blair, but Tuesday’s 82-29 home loss to Blake marked his varsity head-coaching debut.

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