Football: Owens Out As Coach At Richard Montgomery

Neal Owens announced his resignation as head coach of the Richard Montgomery High School football team after the school’s fall awards banquet on Tuesday, players said. Owens later confirmed the news on his Twitter account:

It has been my pleasure and honor to be the coach at RM for the last three years. It is with extreme sadness that I am resigning.

Speculation from players, seemingly corroborated by a subsequent tweet from Owens, is that second-year offensive coordinator John Redmon is in position to take over as head coach. The 28-year-old Redmon, who played quarterback for the Rockets in 2001 and 2002, served as Richard Montgomery’s junior varsity head coach during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Owens guided the Rockets to a 6-4 record this season, narrowly missing out on the school’s first playoff appearance since 2005. In three years under Owens the team went a combined 11-19, finishing 5-5 in 2011 and 0-10 in 2010.

Before being hired to replace Jeremy Lott in 2010, Owens had spent time as junior varsity head coach at Rockville and as a varsity assistant coach at Einstein and Walter Johnson.

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