Former Ireton coach finalist for coach of year


Former Ireton head football coach Chip Armstrong was one of the finalists for the Baltimore Metropolitan Football Coach of the Year following the just completed season. Armstrong, who coached Bishop Ireton to winning records in the fall of 92 and 93, is the current head coach at Mt. St. Josephs (Baltimore City). Armstrong, a 78 Fort Hunt grad left Ireton a little more than a decade ago and prior to his current stop in Baltimore he was also the head coach of Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.). Armstrong did not win the award this season despite being a finalist. The award for the fall of 07 went to Dunbar Poet head coach Lawrence Smith.

  • On to George Mason

Current Ireton senior Julianne Tela has accepted a scholarship offer from George Mason University where she will play Division I lacrosse. Tela will complete her high school eligibility in spring 08 and will then take her skills to Fairfax and will compete for the GMU Lady Patriots.

With a complete high school season remaining, Tela already ranks in the top five in virtually every Ireton offensive category (including goals/assists/ground balls).
In addition to competing in lacrosse, Tela also runs cross country at Ireton for head coach Brad Byrnes.

  • Division I hoops

Some of the recent Alexandria alumni playing Division I basketball include T.C. Williams 07 Mike Davis at the University of Illinois; T.C. Williams 07 Glenn Andrews at the University of Tulsa; Ireton 06 Andy Burns at the University of Virginia and Ireton 07 Mike Williams at the University of Kentucky.

Current Ireton junior guard Javorn Farrell is likely to be one of the heaviest recruited players in the D.C. Metro area over the next couple of seasons he scored 29 points in a recent Ireton game and is nearing 1,000 points in his career.

  • Emerald Bowl

T.C. Williams alumnus Dean Muthadi (04) is a backup defensive lineman for the University of Maryland Terrapins. The Terps, coached by Ralph Friedgen, will head to San Francisco and will lock horns with the Oregon State Beavers in the Dec. 28, Emerald Bowl. The Terps weigh-in at 6-6 overall; whereas OSU has an 8-4 overall record.