Longtime Seneca Valley High School football coach Fred Kim has been hired to serve as defensive coordinator at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg.
Kim was fired from Seneca Valley in December after he completed his 15th season as head coach of the Screaming Eagles. Last season Seneca Valley posted the worst record in school history at winning just two games to finish 2-8 in 2018. It was Kim’s first losing season as head coach.
Kim joins a Quince Orchard team which will be the defending 4A State Champions. The Cougars defeated North Point 41-33, in the title game in November.
Kim’s hiring on the QO football twitter account. “We are excited to announce the addition of Fred Kim to our staff as Defensive Coordinator for 2019. Fred brings many years of coaching expertise to our program and we are thrilled to have him become part of the Quince Orchard staff,” said the twitter message.
Kim was one of the longest-tenured head coaches in Montgomery County, serving as coach of the Seneca Valley since 2004 and amassing a record of 131-43 in 15 seasons at the helm of Seneca Valley. Kim will continue as a physical education teacher at the Seneca Valley High School.
It is a sort of homecoming for Kim. He served as head coach at Quince Orchard for two years from 2002 to 2003, before taking over program at his alma mater, Seneca Valley in 2004. He will join a number of former Seneca Valley coaches or players including Quince Orchard’s Head Coach John Kelley, who was a member of two state championship teams at Seneca Valley. He also joins Coach TJ Changuris, the son of former Seneca Valley Head Coach Terry Changuris; former Seneca Valley assistant coach and player Scott Fleming; and former Seneca Valley coach and kicker Lou Forbrich, according to the Quince Orchard football booster website.
In February, Seneca Valley announced that Justin Sickeri would be the new Screaming Eagles head coach for the 2019 season. Sickeri was spent six years as offensive coordinator with cross-town rival Northwest High School, and most recently, spent one year as head coach at Poolesville High School.
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