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Head Coaches Summary

Cardinal & Gold – History – Notes
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1920– Ike Law quit as coach before the Loyola game and Herbert E Moore coached our first Loyola game at Walbrook Oval.

1921-1922 – Maurey Eichelberger

1923-1929 – Valentine Dutch Lentz, was voted the greatest CHC coach ever in the 1924 yearbook. That reputation was bolstered by 59 straight basketball victories.

1930-1934 – Nick Burtscher was our most successful student athlete/coach as he coached the first undefeated team (1932) and the 1934 team which was also undefeated with two ties. He also started soccer at CHC as a player coach in the winter while captaining the football team of the 20s. Coach Burtscher passed away at the age of 95 on the same day Coach Young passed away, November 2001

1935-1946 – Ray Bahr won 4 straight Loyola games and sent 4 of 5 sons to CHC.

1947-1950 – Rick Mellendick played FOR Loyola (1935) and then coached George Young, Tom Scott, Joe Carroll & Frank O’Brien to win the 1948 game (13-0)– our biggest upset victory.

1951-1953 – Bob Nowaskey came to us through John Sanborne’s contact as Bob was a pro player who knew John as the Colts trainer. Bob won a Catholic Championship for us and shutout Loyola.

1954-1958 – George Young our most famous coach was General Manager for the New York Giants. He coached the Colts, Dolphins, and even against his Calvert Hall Alma Mater as the head coach of City College. George said that winning the 1957 MSA crown was his fondest CHC memory. Coach Young passed away at age 71 Thanksgiving weekend 2001

1959 – Tom Carr came from Delone Catholic in Hanover which CHC used to play. He returned home after 1959 to coach semi-pro ball.

1960-1962 – Dave Parr has been called the greatest halfback to come out of CHC as he was the only Freshman to start and score against Loyola.

1963-1966 – Fred Kern’s teams scored 65 pts to Loyola’s 16 over 4 years before Fred went to the college ranks at Maryland, VMI & West Point.

1967 – Neal Smith left mid-season to return to business but had a 4-2 record before being replaced by Joe Carlozo.

1967-1973 – Joe Carlozo A Little All American & Nations Scoring Leader as a Freshman at West Chester State. Joe made the daring field goal decision that made Phill Marsiglia famous in 1969. His son Joey was an All State selection as fullback and linebacker and went on to Penn State. Coach Carlozo passed away May 2013.

1974-1987 – Augie Miceli won 100 games, more than any other before he was hired to coach the Johns Hopkins Offensive Line. After coaching there for seven years, he returned as the Hall’s Defensive Coordinator. Augie’s 7 year straight victories still stands as the school record. Coach Miceli passed away June 29, 2019.

1988-1993 – Bill Mackley taught his teams values beyond the football field. Always dedicated himself to develop the player as a person and like Coach Brune, brought out more from his players than many of them thought capable. His 1992 team (9-2) almost won the MSA.

1994-1998 – Lou Eckerl in his first year as head coach has been the Athletic Director, coach, and teacher here since 1984 and has the distinction of beating us as a QB when he played for Gibbons. His son Matthew was a two year selection as an all metro defnsive back.

1999-2006 – Jay Robinson became the Cardinal head coach in 1999, after twenty plus years coaching at Towson State and at the University of Maryland in 1998. He played under Joe Carlozo in 1972 -1973.

2007-2019 – Donald Davis came to Calvert Hall as its Head Football Coach in 2007. After graduating from Calvert Hall in 1996, he went on to play at Johns Hopkins where he majored in Sociology. In the 2001 season, he coached the JV team at Cardinal Gibbons but then was promoted to Head Varsity Coach in 2003. while there, he compiled a 30-14 record, was voted Baltimore Ravens Coach of the year in 2003 and the 2006 coach of the year by the Baltimore Touchdown Club. He is married to Godlee and they have sons Jovon & Rashard and daughters Jordan & Stephanie.

2020 – current – Josh Ward, a 2004 CHC alumnus, was hired as the Cardinal’s new head coach in the spring of 2020, amidst the lockdowns
and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.