A year after leading Old Mill to the Class 4A state football championship, Damian Ferragamo has resigned. According to the Annapolis Capital, Ferragamo made the announcement to his players Tuesday, after notifying Old Mill athletic director Bruce Lawton of his decision last week. Ferragamo, 36, said he wants to spend more time with his family.
Ferragamo posted a 47-12 mark in five seasons at the Millersville school, including a 17-16 victory over Henry A. Wise in the finals last year at M & T Bank Stadium. The Patriots’ title run included a 58-55 double overtime victory over Arundel in the East Region finals, considered arguably the greatest game in Anne Arundel County history and one of the best in the area in the last several years. Old Mill followed with a victory at then-defending state champ Sherwood of Montgomery County in the state semifinals.
The Patriots went 9-2 this season, losing to Broadneck in the East Region semifinals. Old Mill finished No. 10 in the final Varsity Sports Network Top 20 poll.
A former player at North County under Chuck Markiewicz (now head coach at Arundel), Ferragamo coached three seasons at Parkdale in Prince George’s County before taking the Old Mill position.
Ferragamo is the fourth Anne Arundel public league coach to resign since season’s end, joining Broadneck’s Jeff Herrick, Merlin Means at Chesapeake and South River’s Steve Erxleben.