He was not out of work long.
Less than two weeks after announcing his resignation as football coach at Douglass High School, where he led the Ducks to two appearances in the Class 1A state championship game, Elwood Townsend is the new football coach at Reginald Lewis High School.
“Eight years ago I was tasked with the rebuilding of the Douglass football program. Today, I officially embark on a new overhaul, with building a “New” tradition and bringing a winning cultureas the new head football coach of the Reginald F. Lewis Falcons,” said Townsend. “This is a mission that the Good Lord designed me for. I’m excited about the opportunity to show my work once again in building and branding the Falcon Football program.”
Townsend is replacing Donte’ Foster, who went 27-26 in five seasons including the Baltimore City Division II title and a Class 1A state playoff berth in 2012.
Townsend, who played for legendary coach Roger Wrenn at Patterson, spent seven seasons at Douglass. The Ducks reached state playoffs four times including the 1A finals in 2014 and 2013 (both times lost to Fort Hill).
Townsend, who served as an assistant before moving to varsity coach in 2009, went 53-26 at the Baltimore City school. Douglass won the city league Division II crowns in 2014 and 2013.