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B-CC Hoops Coach Thompson Resigns

Steve Thompson has resigned as boys’ basketball coach at Bethesda-Chevy Chase. The move, with preseason practice less than six weeks away, was something Thompson had considered for more than a year, and in an email, he wrote that it was his decision to step down. He is in his 30th year as a math teacher and acknowledged that retirement is approaching.

The Barons went 92-34 in five seasons under Thompson, and won three region titles. Twice, they advanced to the Maryland 3A final. In 2004-05, the Barons lost, 78-76, on a last-second putback in overtime, leaving B-CC one of the most heartbroken teams you’ll ever see on a court. Two years later, the Barons were upset in the final by upstart River Hill led by second-team All-Met Tommy Brenton.

Through it all, few coaches seemed to have as much fun as Thompson did courtside, and it would be a surprise if he doesn’t end up helping out at another area school soon. With this change happening so close to the start of the season, chances are the Barons will stay within the program for Thompson’s successor.

By Alan Goldenbach  |  October 6, 2009; 12:59 PM ET
Categories:  Bethesda-Chevy Chase , Boys' basketball  
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