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Wildcats News · Breaking News: Arundel High School Promotes Jack Walsh to Head Football Coach

Gambrills, MD – February 22, 2018 – Arundel High School is excited to announce the promotion of Jack Walsh from Offensive Line Coach to Head Coach of the Arundel Wildcat football program. This position was previously held by long–time coach, Chuck Markiewicz, who announced his retirement in January. Coach Walsh looks to continue and build on the rich history of outstanding coaches at Arundel High School who have set a standard of core values that is known as ‘The Arundel Way.’ “The values and traditions set by those who came before me must be recognized and preserved,” said Walsh. “Coach Markiewicz has built a first class program at Arundel. We want to carry on the tradition of excellence that is to be expected from an Arundel football program both on and off the field. Our coaching staff is a very close, family–oriented, group and we want our football team to be an extension of this philosophy.”

Walsh is a product of Anne Arundel County Public Schools and graduated from North County High School in 2000. A three–year starter on the offensive line under Markiewicz at North County, Walsh continued his football career as a fullback at Frostburg State University where he also majored in Health and Physical Education. Walsh graduated from Frostburg in 2005, and after a visit with his former coach, Markiewicz invited him to join the Arundel football program as the Junior Varsity Offensive and Defensive Line Coach. A year later, Walsh started his teaching career in the county as a Health and Physical Education teacher at Marley Middle School. Walsh transitioned to coaching Varsity in 2010 when he took over as Offensive Line Coach, and when Markiewicz retired from teaching in 2013, Walsh was hired to fill his spot as the Strength & Conditioning teacher at Arundel High School.

“Having the opportunity to coach with Coach Markiewicz for the past thirteen years has taught me the value of hard work, dedication, accountability, and responsibility,” said Walsh. “My parents instilled these values and work ethic in me at a young age too.  However, Coach Markiewicz allowed me to learn how these life skills transfer to coaching football.”

Markiewicz is proud to leave the program in the hands of his former coaching staff. “Leaving the program in good hands was important to me,” said Markiewicz.  “Any number of men there would have been more than adequate because they all care about the kids growing up right.  Football is their vehicle.  Coach Walsh will do a wonderful job and I wish him and all of the coaches my best.”