Category: John Carroll Football

Rawlings stepping down as coach at season's end; Brinkman named successor


Keith Rawlings

Keith Rawlings, whose second stint as John Carroll School football coach produced a MIAA B Conference title in 2015, will step down at the end of the 2017 campaign, the school announced Tuesday afternoon. The Bel Air school announced assistant Ken Brinkman will be the new coach.

Rawlings, in his fourth season, have the Patriots currently 5-3 (1-3 MIAA B). He's 36-24 in six seasons overall, earning the 2015 VSN Coach of the Year honor after guiding John Carroll to a perfect 12-0 mark and No. 3 ranking in the final VSN Top 20.

Brinkman has been an assistant on the John Carroll staff for the past three years. Prior to joining the Patriots staff, he spent 12 years as varsity coach at North Harford. He went 89-48 with four UCBAC Chesapeake championships including an undefeated season in 2010.

Ken Brinkman

Brinkman also has served as an Executive Member of the Baltimore Touchdown Club and was on the Selection Committee for both the Maryland Big 33 Game and the Maryland Crab Bowl.

Longtime Patriot assistant Bill Lewis will remain on staff as offensive coordinator.  Lewis has been on the Patriots staff the last 10 years and has been the architect of the school’s prolific offense including the record-breaking championship season of 2015.

“It’s a great opportunity for John Carroll to name such an accomplished and proven head coach as Ken Brinkman to lead our program," said Patriots Athletic Director Steve Teter. "He will provide outstanding leadership and will continue to build on our outstanding tradition.  I am also thankful that we are able to retain Coach Lewis who has been such a valuable asset to our school community for the past decade.”