Archbishop Carroll has named Tim Fudd as its new boys’ basketball coach. Fudd replaces Reggie Williams, the former Georgetown standout who resigned in February after clashing with parents and administrators.
Fudd will take over a team that went 3-24 last season, including a 1-17 mark in Washington Catholic Athletic Conference play. The Lions will also graduate their two top scorers in Antwan Haskins and Mauri Winfree.
“I look at coaching at Carroll as a unique opportunity in that you get to go up against some of the best competition in the country,” said Fudd who will also serve as the school’s coordinator of student activities. “I know last season was tough, so this program is one that has to be built from the ground up. One of things I see that we’ll immediately have to start doing is getting out in front of some families and convince them that Carroll is a great place to consider. The only way to change is to get the right players in, and those are guys with an academic focus and a strong desire to work hard.”
In Fudd, the Lions possess a former American University basketball captain who spent the last six years as an assistant coach at Longwood. Prior to that, Fudd was head coach at Notre Dame Academy (now Middleburg Academy) for one season, leading the Dragons to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division II championship and earning VISAA Division II Coach of the Year honors for the 2006-07 campaign. He’s also served as an assistant coach at Bullis and the Potomac School.
Carroll president Beth Blaufuss said that the school received more than 50 applications for the position, but Fudd’s experience and coaching philosophy stood out among the rest.
“He knows the game of basketball, he’s tremendously committed to development and he’s committed to the whole kid,” Blaufuss said. “He has a lot of great ideas on how to develop the students in sports, in the classroom and in all areas of their lives.”
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