Posts tagged ‘Rich Porac’

February 15, 2013

Einstein Boys Basketball Beginning To Stand Tall

by Eric Meany

Josh Ogburn

Senior Josh Ogburn leads the Titans in scoring for the second straight year.

KENSINGTON, Md. — Wins were hard to come by in Rich Porac’s first year as head coach of the Albert Einstein High School boys basketball team. Losing streaks of 12 and nine games were sandwiched around the Titans’ only two victories of the 2011-12 campaign, making losses like their 74-41 drubbing at the hands of Springbrook in the penultimate game of the regular season all too common.

“Trust me, it was hard last year,” Porac said. “When you win two games in a four-month sport, even practices are tough. It’s tough to motivate them every day.”

But even as the varsity squad took it on the chin, young players like Joe Bradshaw, Raheem Hayes and Gil Reynolds were gaining valuable experience in leading the junior varsity team to a 12-4 record.

This year those young players, along with varsity holdovers Josh Ogburn and Abraham Camara, have given Einstein new life, fashioning a 9-12 record (7-7 Montgomery 3A/2A) with one game left in the regular season.

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May 30, 2012

News and Notes: May 30

  • The Walt Whitman High School girls rowing team finished second in the junior eight division of the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championships in Camden, N.J. on Saturday. The Whitman boys junior eight boat finished fourth. Bethesda-Chevy Chase finished third in the boys varsity eight petite division.
  • Poolesville High School has hired Clarksburg JV coach Kenny Kramek as their new varsity boys basketball coach.
  • Springbrook High School will have three new varsity coaches in the fall season: Adam Bahr will coach football, Jessica Yi will coach girls soccer, and Jennifer Amobi will coach girls volleyball.
  • The Einstein High School girls soccer team will be hosting pickup games this summer every Tuesday at 6:00 pm beginning June 19th.
  • Also at Einstein,  coach Rich Porac will be hosting a basketball summer camp for 3rd-9th grade boys the week of July 9th and the week of July 16th. For more information write titansbbcamp@gmail.com
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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