South County Secondary School, located in Lorton and scheduled to open in September, has hired Pete Bendorf to be its football coach, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Bendorf, 44, currently the athletic director at Madison, coached football at Oakton from 1992 to 2002. Bendorf led the Cougars to the Virginia AAA Division 6 state championship game in his final year and has a career mark of 63-54. He will also serve as an assistant athletic director and a teacher at South County.
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An official announcement is likely to come this week, the sources said. South County will compete in the AAA Patriot District.
South County has also made several other coaching hires, according to the sources, including boys' basketball coach Mike Pflugrath (who is coming over from W.T. Woodson), baseball coach Mark Luther (Hayfield), girls' basketball coach Jason Grubb (Falls Church) and track coach John Jones (McLean). . . .
Bowie Athletic Director Bob Estes said football coach Ray Hicks will not return next season. In three seasons, Hicks had a record of 10-19. . . . Parkdale Athletic Director O'Shay Watson confirmed that Bill Risinger has been released as the Panthers' boys' basketball coach. Risinger had a record of 16-48 in three seasons. . . . DeMatha fullback David Jennings has accepted a scholarship to play football for Prairie View A&M.
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