Boys' Latin Athletics



At Boys' Latin, we inspire our student-athletes to be tenacious competitors. But we also consistently model the idea that true excellence requires an appreciation for teamwork and good sportsmanship. The result? Students like Luke Shilling, a stellar lacrosse player who also received rave reviews as the lead in the school play and earned the Legacy Award for his work with the One Laker | One Love Club. A 2017 graduate, he's now a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University.


From the Director of Athletics

As the Director of Athletics at Boys' Latin, I firmly believe that sports and competition are important building blocks in a young man's development - as are forming good habits around exercise and physical activity to ensure lifelong health and fitness.

That's why we strive to integrate physical education and sports during the academic day and school year. The character building expected in all divisions of the school is reinforced on the athletic field.

Boys' Latin has a proud tradition of championship athletics, led by great coaches and tremendously hard-working athletes. Indeed, to earn and wear a Boys' Latin jersey is a special thing. The proud Laker spirit is alive and palpable on our community and school. I invite you to come to a game to experience it.

Michael Thomas '87, Athletics Director

Physical Education Programs

The physical education curriculum offers the opportunity for all our students to be active, have fun, and develop fundamental skills that lead to a healthy and physically-active life.

Our teachers provide experiences designed to develop a boy's physical well-being while supporting their emotional, mental, and social growth.

Our programs foster the development of a healthy fitness level, cooperative play, as well as a general concern and respect for others. In addition to games and creative play, our students are introduced to a variety of sports and taught basic skills.
Our students are introduced to a variety of sports and taught basic skills.

Conditioning and Training

We are committed to providing our student-athletes with science-based programming that leads to optimal sports performance. We want every student-athlete to be fully prepared for their athletic season here and at their next level of play.

Our programs are run by CSCS members and personal trainers with focus on good nutrition and functional movement. Speed, agility and conditioning programs are tailored to the needs of each student and his goals. We also emphasize the prevention, recognition, treatment and rehabilitation of sports related injuries. Boys' Latin has two, certified, full-time athletic trainers to monitor, evaluate, and rehabilitate injured athletes. Coach Kury and Coach Pruett provide the very best support to our athletes to ensure their health and safety.

The strength and conditioning program teaches important life skills and character development, such as goal setting, teamwork, discipline, and strong work ethic. All to help our student-athletes achieve their true excellence in their sports and set up the healthy habits for the rest of their lives.


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  • Michael G. Thomas '87

    Director of Athletics
    B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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  • Michele Dell Pruett, PhD, LAT, ATC

    Head Athletic Trainer
    B.S., Towson University
    M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
    Ph.D., Middle Tennesse State University
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  • Chris Kury

    Middle School Athletic Trainer
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  • Phyllis Novotny

    Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director
    Salisbury State University
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  • Aaron Urban-Zuckerberg, Soccer

    Aaron Urban-Zuckerberg helped establish the middle school futsal program in 2013. In 2016, he became head coach of the varsity soccer team, and has since taken the team into the MIAA “A” Conference for the first time in over 30 years. A lifelong soccer player, he played for Owings Mills High School and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He formerly coached at Dulaney High School for both the boys and girls teams,  and has been involved with Towson United club soccer for the past 12 years as a coach and technical director.
  • Bill Greenwell, Baseball

    Bill Greenwell began coaching varsity baseball in 2011. His teams have been in the conference playoffs every year since then, reaching the championship game in six of those seasons.and winning the conference title in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Coach Greenwell has coached at the youth, high school,and college levels, and many of his students have gone on to play collegiately and professionally. He also serves on the board of the Baltimore Urban Baseball Association, a non-profit organization that provides training and mentoring for inner-city youth.
  • Brian Farrell ‘06, Lacrosse

    Brian Farrell, BL Class of 2006, is in his sixth year as head varsity lacrosse coach. A captain of the 2006 National Championship lacrosse team, he continued his academic and athletic career at the University of Maryland. At Maryland he was named a Scholar All-American twice and a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American three times. Prior to beginning his coaching career Coach Farrell played in the professional lacrosse league for six years. Under his leadership, BL’s lacrosse team has made it to the semifinals four times, competing in the championship game twice. Every year, Boys’ Latin sends 10-15 seniors to continue their lacrosse career in college at the Division 1,2 and 3 levels. Brian’s coaching philosophy remains steadfast in developing young men to be better people, leaders and student-athletes so they are ready for the next stage of their life while creating memorable high school experiences both on and off the field.
  • Butch Maisel, Ice Hockey

    Butch Maisel began his involvement with the Boys’ Latin hockey program in the mid 1980s. The hockey team played only a few high schools from Howard County. In 1987 the team played their only game against the Baltimore All-Stars, losing 4-2. The following year they played two games, one against a college all star team. In 1989 Coach Maisel founded the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League and went 6-0-1, defeating a Wilde Lake team for the state title. During his tenure as head coach he boasts a 60-15-3 record and two MIAA championships.
  • Cliff Rees, Basketball

    Joining the BL coaching staff during the  2011-12 season, Cliff Rees guided the Lakers to the MIAA "B" Conference championship in 2015. After moving to the MIAA "A" Conference in 2016, two years later Coach Rees' Lakers lost the championship game by one basket. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Coach Rees was a member of the Academy team that reached the NCAA Elite 8 in 1986. His three sons, Matt '12, Casey '13, and Spencer '16 all followed  Coach Rees' footsteps to the Naval Academy.
  • Jim Magee ‘74, Tennis/Squash

    A lifelong competitive tennis player and a recreational squash player, Jim Magee serves as head varsity coach of both sports at Boys’ Latin. He is a PTR certified coach in tennis, and has received Coach of the Year awards at Loyola University (rec sports) and Boys’ Latin (tennis). A member of the Class of ‘74, Coach Magee’s son, Jimmy, graduated from BL in 2017.
  • Justin Fitch ‘05, Wrestling

    A 2005 graduate of Boys’ Latin, Justin Fitch was named head varsity wrestling coach in 2016. During his BL career Coach Fitch was a two-time state runner up and a National Prep All American. He continued his career at Muhlenberg College where he was twice a Centennial Conference runner up and was on the National Rankings Contender List for Division III wrestlers. As a former BL wrestler, Coach Fitch aspires to bring the program to new heights. He also teaches math in the middle school and oversees the middle school wrestling program.
  • Lisa Reid, Cross Country

    Lisa Reid joined Boys’ Latin’s math department eight years ago. Since coming to BL she has developed a love of running, and three years ago she became head coach of the cross country team. Coach Reid enjoys participating in local races and, being from Baltimore, takes special pride in running the Baltimore Running Festival 5K, Half, and Full Marathons. Her sons Owen and Micah are students in the upper school. 
  • Mason Figdore, Volleyball

    Mason Figdore joins the BL coaching staff this year as head volleyball coach. Currently a student at Towson University, where he is studying Sports Management with a concentration in Business Administration, he has played volleyball for eight years, and has coached for three. He is an assistant with the Towson women’s volleyball team.
  • Richie Schell, Football

    Ritchie Schell became BL’s head varsity football coach in 2001, following a ten-year career at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. He also spent one season as head coach of the Hyvinkaa Falcons in Finland. During his 20 years at Boys’ Latin Coach Schell has developed a competitive program with a 117-81 record that has produced over 50 college football players.

Athletic Facilities

BL's athletic facilities are widely considered to be among the finest in the region. They serve the entire school for physical education classes and school-wide events, along with team sports and athletic competitions of all kinds.

The Hugh E. Gelston, Jr. '56 Athletic Center (GAC) serves as our main gymnasium. This facility is comprised of a fitness room, numerous locker rooms, laundry area, coach's room, training room, and an academic classroom. The multi-functional Joseph A. W. Iglehart '10 Center on the south campus adjacent to our middle school was renovated in January 2010.

Our facilities include two Astroturf synthetic turf fields, the Hugh E. Gelston, Jr. '56 Athletic Center on the North Campus, and the multi-use Joseph A.W. Iglehart '10 Center on the South Campus.

Behind our middle school building lies the Paul Iglehart Baseball Field. We also have an additional grass field on the south side of campus used for our football and lacrosse teams.

Hall of Fame

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  • Induction Classes:

    CLASS OF 2006
    J. Edgar Tippett '12
    Howard Myers '29
    J. Cavendish Darrell '30
    Francis S. Darrell '31
    John Evans, Jr. '33
    Charles M. Kelly, Jr. '33
    John F. Kelly '33
    Theodore E. De Disse '34
    R. Warren Hammann '34
    William H. Vickers '35
    F. Scott Prendergast '36
    Richard H. Green '36
    Edgar H. Spilman '36
    Joseph D. B. King '37
    Lawrence P. Naylor III '37
    Jack H. Williams '38
    John B. Dunn III '39
    George M.S. Riepe '40
    Olin O. Ellis, Jr. '42
    Edwin C. M. Cassard '43
    Raleigh Brent '44
    Robert H. Hahn '44
    Harry G. Thomas, Jr. '44
    J. Fred Glose '45
    Donald P. Hahn '47
    Joseph S. Sollers '47
    Patrick H. Walker '47
    Kenneth C. Miller, Jr. '48
    Herbert B. Williams '51
    William B. Jarrett, Jr. '52
    James McC. Webster '55
    J. Hyland F. Levasseur '57
    Dyson P. Ehrhardt '59
    William Krebs '60
    Claxton J. "Okey" O'Connor

    CLASS OF 2008
    Hugh E. Gelston, Jr. '56
    Thomas W. Mitchell '56
    Matthew A. Toth '61
    Robert E. Carter '64
    Milton E. Hilliard, Jr. '64
    Ronald K. Regan, Jr. '64
    Austin W. Brizendine, Jr. '66
    G. Douglas Hilbert '66
    Bruce L. Regan '66
    Frank M. Betley '72
    G. Todd Guntner '72
    Charles C. Stieff III '74

    CLASS OF 2010
    William E. Berndt '54
    Eugene M. Fusting '62
    Joseph S. Sweeny, Jr. '63
    R. Bruce Fingles '64
    William F. Thomas, Jr. '64
    Jay Gettman '66
    Stanley H. Dorney III '72
    Mark G. Dorney '74
    W. Brad Gano '74
    Bryant Waters '74
    Philip C. Federico '75
    Hugh L. Andes '76

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  • Induction Classes:

    CLASS OF 2010
    William E. Berndt '54
    Eugene M. Fusting '62
    Joseph S. Sweeny, Jr. '63
    R. Bruce Fingles '64
    William F. Thomas, Jr. '64
    Jay Gettman '66
    Stanley H. Dorney III '72
    Mark G. Dorney '74
    W. Brad Gano '74
    Bryant Waters '74
    Philip C. Federico '75
    Hugh L. Andes '76

    CLASS OF 2012
    Thomas B. Peace '65
    William C. Ebeling IV '71
    Brandon F. Gaines '72
    J. Duncan Smith '73
    Michael S. Federico '76
    J. Timothy Voelkel '76
    Thomas O. Daly '78
    Stephen M. Dubin '79
    Guy J. Matricciani, Jr.,'81
    John R. Ciccarone '84
    Marshal D. Morgan '85
    Brian M. Kowitz '87

    CLASS OF 2014
    A. Mason LeBrun '33
    Richard E. Webster '59
    Kevin O. Sweeny '66
    James A. Cahill '72
    Mark M. Deering '72
    L. Myrton Gaines III '74
    Craig H. Cook '78
    Kenneth S. Frontain '80
    Clay C. Opara '83
    G. Carl Voigt '85
    Jeffrey S. Ulehla '88
    John M. Webster '88

    Class of 2016
    The 1961 Basketball Team
    Philip L. P. Shields ’65
    C. Michael Thomas ’66
    Robert V. Shriver ’69
    Drew M. Haugh ’77
    Seamus Gilson ’78
    Bradley S. Glaser ’78
    Anthony S. Waskiewicz, Jr. ’85
    John P. Szczypinski ’85
    Glenn E. Smith ’86
    Stephen G. Nichols ’87
    Michael G. Thomas ’87

    Class of 2018
    The 1964 Lacrosse Team
    Douglas H. Cooper ’70
    James F. Kennedy, Jr. ’73
    James F. K. Talbert ’76
    Patrick M. Finn ’77
    Mark J. Strohman ’77
    Wesley K. McGregor ’79
    Richard A. Gaines ’82
    Douglas Sharretts ’87
    Jeffrey W. Szczypinski ’88
    Chris R. Turner ’95
    Jason B. Leneau '98

    Class of 2020
    The 1964 Football Team
    Timothy E. Muring '72
    Kevin T. Waters '77
    Henry A. Ciccarone '79
    Charles D. White '84
    Charles E. Toomey '86
    Michael W. Lutz '88
    Derrick G. Robinson '89
    Kevin C. Lutz '91
    Scott J. Hochstadt '95
    Jason C. Quenzer '95
    Daniel M. LaMonica '00


Founded in 1844, Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is an all-boys private school serving boys in grades K-12. World-class faculty, challenging academics, and character development remain the hallmarks of a Boys’ Latin education. The outcomes speak for themselves, Boys’ Latin graduates attend top colleges and universities and are prepared for the real world and ready to make a difference.
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