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Seneca Valley to Part Ways With Head Football Coach

Seneca Valley High School, a name once synonymous with Maryland high school football success, has parted ways with head football coach Fred Kim after posting a 2-8 record in the 2018 season — the worst in program history but the first losing record under Coach Kim.

“I announce with utter sorrow and disappointment that there will be a change in leadership with the Seneca Valley Football Program. The administration felt that a new and different direction was needed to revitalize the current state of the football program,” said Kim in a statement today.

Kim is one of the longest-tenured head coaches in Montgomery County, serving as coach of the Screaming Eagles since 2004 amassing a record of 131-43 in 15 seasons at the helm of Seneca Valley.

“I have spent the better part of the last 33-and-a-half years of my life being connected to Seneca Valley Football,” said Kim. “This has been my life’s work, my love, and an incredible journey in my attempt to reach self-actualization of my coaching career. But unfortunately, my odyssey here at Seneca Valley has come to an end. Seneca Valley will always be a special place for me. I only have wonderful memories of my experience as a former player, an assistant, and as the Head Football Coach. I’ve always and only wanted what was best for this football program and see it thrive. And if a change in leadership is deemed necessary, then with great humility I support the decision.”

A fixture at Seneca Valley for more than 30 years, Kim is a graduate of Seneca Valley, winning a Maryland State Championship in 1987 while playi