NAVY FOOTBALL: Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced Thursday that Tom O'Brien will be joining the Navy Football Radio Network as a color analyst. O'Brien is a 1971 graduate of the Naval Academy and former head football coach at Boston College and North Carolina State. O'Brien replaces Omar Nelson, who is now the football recruiting coordinator at Navy.
"After a 25-year sabbatical from the Naval Academy I am thrilled to return to Annapolis and be a part of the radio team," said O'Brien. "I am honored that Chet Gladchuk thought of me for this position when it came open. Kenny and his staff have done a remarkable job over the last nine years and I'm excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the program again."
O'Brien compiled a 115-80 record in 16 seasons as the head coach of Boston College and North Carolina State, taking his teams to 12 bowl games and producing an 8-2 record in those bowl games (he did not coach in the 2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl or the 2012 Music City Bowl). His teams at Boston College tied for the Big East Championship in 2004 and the ACC Atlantic Division title in 2005. O'Brien also served as an assistant coach at Navy for seven seasons under Hall of Fame coach George Welsh and at Virginia for 17 seasons, 15 of those under Welsh.
O'Brien has most recently been doing analyst work for ESPN3.
O'Brien will join the Navy Radio Network team of Pete Medhurst (play-by-play), Joe Miller (sideline) and Tim Murray (pregame, halftime and postgame).
Meanwhile, Lindy's College Football Preview Magazine picked Navy to win the American Athletic Conference West Division for a second-consecutive year. The magazine picked USF to win the East and for USF to beat Navy in the championship game and play in the Peach Bowl against Oklahoma.
Navy was picked as the 50th best team in the country out of 129 teams.
NAVY WOMEN'S TENNIS: Eight Navy players were named to the 2016-17 Patriot League Women's Tennis Academic Honor Roll, the conference office announced Thursday. Navy's academic honor roll selections were recent graduates Audrey Channell and Rozel Hernandez, rising junior Catalina Rico, and rising sophomores Simona Babb, Aimee Dervishian, Danika Kahatapitiya, Emily Louie-Meadors and Ansofi Wreder.
WASHINGTON COLLEGE BASEBALL: Cory Beddick was named head coach. Beddick, a graduate of fellow Centennial Conference school Gettysburg College, comes to Chestertown from Hood College, where he served as that institution's first-ever head baseball coach. Beddick replaces Matt Reynolds, a former Navy assistant who was named the head coach at his alma mater, Division I UMass, last month.
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