At Northeast High School in Anne Arundel County, Athletic Director Bob Grimm has put together a coaching staff that is second to none. For openers, Grimm says four of his coaches are blind in one eye. Dan Collins, the volleyball coach; his assistant, Frank Peterka; John Pappafotis, head boys soccer coach; and JV football and head track coach Chuck Yocum each lost the use of an eye after sports injuries or freak accidents years ago.

"I know Dan was banging a nail and it flew up and hit him in the eye, and I know Peterka lost his eye in a lacrosse game while in high school," Grimm said. "We were having a CPR class at school here one day and we looked around the room and joked, 'Wow, we have more one-eye guys in this school than the rest of the other schools in the state combined.' "

Many of the coaches on the staff are not teachers. Their occupations include police officer, motor vehicle department inspector, officer in the county public defender's office, insurance salesman, industrial cleaning corporation official, truck driver, retired teacher and housewife.

Northeast is in the process of rebuilding its athletic complex. The county purchased 25 acres that adjoin the school's 34 acres and will build a complex that will include three multi-purpose fields and a softball field. The school also will get a new fenced-in, lighted baseball field, six tennis courts and outdoor basketball courts.

"We hope to begin use of some of these facilities this fall. Because the Recreation and Parks Service will own the additional 25 acres, we will use them along with the community," Grimm said. "The entire complex is expected to be completed by the spring of 1992." DeMatha Football Goes National

Top-ranked DeMatha (3-0) takes its show on the road Saturday when it faces one of the nation's football powers, Brockton (Mass.) High School. One of the most successful teams in the country (only five losses since 1980), Brockton sits on a huge complex that has five fields and a stadium that seats more than 10,000.

DeMatha lost at Brockton last year, 21-14. DeMatha Coach Bill McGregor flew to Boston last weekend to watch Brockton (2-0) crush Durfee, 53-0. Needless to say, McGregor came away impressed.

"Most of the teams up there won't schedule them unless they have to," he said. "Football is a big production there. A sellout is expected and they are paying for all of our expenses. It is great exposure for our kids and we can't lose anything out of the experience. Their coach, Armond Colombo {174-24-2}, has a good program and most of their players go to major {college} programs.

"They have big kids who lift weights and wear those short sleeves to try to imtimidate you. They are a run-oriented team but they can throw some. The three running backs and a wide receiver are the members of the state champion 4x100-meter relay team. They looked good but I think we can play with them." Flint Hill Back in Swing

The new Flint Hill School, which celebrated the inauguration of its athletic program with a junior varsity football victory over the Good Counsel JV, won its first varsity match on the soccer field. Eddie Gill scored late in the second half to beat St. Anne's-Belfield, 1-0. Madison Stays in the Swing

The Madison golf team, last year's Virginia State AAA runner-up, is off to a fine start. The Warhawks are 5-0 and won the eight-team Lake Braddock Invitational and the 30-team Quantico Invitational. In its first dual match, Madison beat Langley by 13 strokes. The most recent victory was a 160-161 squeaker over South Lakes. Madison's top golfers are junior Troy Thompson, last-year's individual state runner-up, and freshmen Jeff Kight and Jason Peterson. Tennis Anyone?

The S & M Tennis Open will be played Sept. 28-30 at the Takoma Park Recreation Center tennis courts in Northwest D.C. A special event for wheelchair athletes also will be held. For information, contact Spyke Henry or Mike Okala at Takoma. . . .

The Centreville girls team, winless in its first two years of competition, already has surprised two Northern District foes this season. Led by its No. 1 and 2 seeds, Laura Stobie and Erica Miller, Centreville beat T.C. Williams and Lake Braddock. Centreville is 3-4. . . .

Virginia State AAA girls defending champion Madison won Great Falls District matches against Langley, McLean, South Lakes and Chantilly by scores of 9-0. The win over Langley had big implications, since the schools are considered the top two teams in the district. Field Hockey

In the first key matchup of two perennial powers, defending Great Falls District champion Madison beat Herndon, 3-0. "We play good hockey here," Herndon Coach Ruth LeDane said, "but we have a long way to go." Madison is 4-0, Herndon dropped to 2-1-1. . . .

Centreville pulled off a major upset last week, downing previously unbeaten W.T. Woodson, 2-1. Junior High Flag Football

The Interhigh League will experiment this fall with a flag football program at the junior high level. Interhigh Athletic Director Sam Jones said he hopes the program is the foundation for creating a regular junior high football program.

"We need a feeder program for our high school football program," he said. "Most of our kids don't have any experience in football when they enter high school, so their sophomore years are basically wasted just learning the system."

Jones said he wants to improve high school programs by introducing other sports to junior high students. He hopes to start junior high golf and tennis programs this year. He is also looking into starting junior high baseball.