Mike Leu has been named head football coach at St. John's High School. He replaces Doonie Waldron, who coached the Cadets for 19 years and had announced his retirement after the 1984 season.
Leu, who was an assistant coach at Brothers Rice High in Detroit for five years, got his first head coaching job at Crambrook High in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He directed Cranbrook to the best won-lost record over a five-year period in the school's history and twice was the area's Coach of the Year.
Robert Thomas, Theodore Roosevelt's speedy 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back, celebrated his official announcement that he will play with the Univerity of Miami before a luncheon of over 200 friends and family members at the school last week.
Thomas, an all-Met honorable mention, who rushed for a league-high 1,001 yards and 14 touchdowns, leading the Rough Riders to the Interhigh West title.
Thomas is a nationally ranked sprinter and intends to also participate in track at Miami.
Wide receiver Maurice Johnson, another all-Met honorable mention from Roosevelt, missed Thomas' gathering, but later in the evening, held his own gala after signing to attend Temple.
Johnson caught 24 touchdown passes during his three-years at Roosevelt.
H.D. Woodson had seven players sign with major colleges.
Quarterbacks James Barnes and Ronald Jones, linebacker Kenneth Darby and running back Ted Johnson all announced they will attend Norfolk State.
Tackle Kevin Robbins and Kevin McGregor chose Wichita State and Virginia Union, respectively.
At Dunbar, defensive back Mark Irving, quarterback Louis Brown, nose guard Anthony Bellamy and guard Russell Bowman all decided to take their talents to Rochester Junior College.
Signing from two-time Interhigh champion Anacostia included all-league receiver Quintin Butler (Central State of Ohio) and tackle Bryan Nance (Wichita State). Running back Brian Wise, linebacker Everette Lampkins and defensive tackle Leonard Cox will attend St. Paul.
Gonzaga's Marcus Cherry signed with Boston College, and punter Matt O'Connell with Rutgers.
Tight end Paolo Arnelle of St. Albans signed with West Virginia. Linemen teammates Bill Keys and Roy Brown are headed for Virginia.