High School Buzz 

King’s Academy names John James interim coach in Craig Dobson’s absence

  • 1:43 pm Monday, October 19th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

King’s Academy coach Craig Dobson has been home ill and did not return to school Monday, Principal Sonya Jones said. Defensive coordinator John James will serve as interim coach until his return.

Health issue keeps King’s Academy coach Craig Dobson home

  • 1:08 pm Saturday, October 17th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

King’s Academy football coach Craig Dobson missed Friday’s game against American Heritage due to illness. King’s Academy principal Sonya Jones said Dobson is home and resting, but it is unclear when he will return to the Lions.

Public support swells for former Benjamin football coach Ron Ream

  • 10:58 pm Friday, October 16th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Staff writer Andrew Abramson contributed to this story.

Benjamin football coach Ron Ream’s sudden resignation has caused an uproar among parents, supporters and former players, but the school is staying silent regarding the reasons for his departure.

School administrators would not discuss Ream’s resignation publicly and several Benjamin employees said they have been instructed not to speak with the media.

“We’re still focusing on all the issues and details,” said Robert Goldberg, the Head of School at Benjamin. Goldberg, who also is a member of the board of trustees, declined to take any questions or comment further.

Jay Selvig, Head of Upper School, declined comment through a secretary Friday morning.

Parents still were stunned at the news at Friday night’s game against Pope John Paul II, which the Buccaneers won 58-23. [More]

Local coaches react to Ron Ream’s resignation

  • 12:40 pm Friday, October 16th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

I don’t have a lot of time to broaden this out with a lot of text, so if you want the quick version of the local response to Benjamin football coach Ron Ream’s resignation, here are some thoughts from area coaches:

King’s Academy QB Mike Miller playing on broken ankle

  • 10:59 am Thursday, September 10th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Watching Mike Miller turn, cut and jump during King’s Academy’s practice Wednesday, it was hard to detect any trace of injury. There was no hesitation or grimacing despite doing all of it with a cracked bone in his ankle.

King’s sets school record with six football signings

  • 6:28 am Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 by Jason Lieser