ROCKVILLE - The Quince Orchard football program is losing an assistant coach.
Quince Orchard offensive coordinator Joshua Klotz is leaving the Gaithersburg school to become the new head coach at Richard Montgomery.
Klotz replaces Neal Owens who guided the Rockville school to an 11-19 record in three seasons at the helm including a 6-4 mark last year.
Klotz becomes the third Quince Orchard offensive coordinator in the past six years to land a head coaching job in the county.
Mike Nesmith left Quince Orchard in 2007 to become the head coach at Paint Branch. A year later, Eric Wallich became the head coach at Damascus after a short stint as Quince Orchard’s offensive coordinator.
“I think it’s a great hire for RM,” said Nesmith, who was an assistant at Quince Orchard from 2002-2006. “He knows first hand what it takes to maintain an elite program and that’s what he’ll work tirelessly for.”
Brandy L. Simms
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