The search for a new Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School football coach is over.
The school’s athletic director, Jim Tapley, announced Monday in an email to The Gazette that former three-year Barons junior varsity coach Josh Singer will head the varsity program in 2013-14.
Singer takes over for Rich Noland, who stepped down Nov. 27 after his fourth season. In 2011, Noland led the Barons to their first postseason appearance since 1995. They also made playoffs last fall for a second straight year.
Singer said he intends on continuing the program’s forward movement.
“My hope is that we can continue this upward trajectory. I can tell from this offseason that there is a lot of excitement and I hope we can do the things necessary to make B-CC successful,” Singer said.
A teacher at B-CC since 2006, Singer is in his seventh season as the varsity wrestling team’s assistant coach and said he is fully invested in the overall well-being of the school’s community.
His familiarity with the program, he added, will make the transition easier for both him and the student-athletes.
“In football, as in life, stability is a good thing. The kids know what to expect out of the coaches, the schemes. That will only helps us,” Singer said.