Hambor Becomes New Athletic Director

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Hambor Becomes New Athletic Director

Adam Carroll, Staff

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The CHS athletic department will undergo a major regime change next year when longtime football and baseball coach Richard Hambor becomes the new athletic director, taking over for James Fitzpatrick who will be retiring at the end of this school year. 

Hambor, who has coached baseball and football in Baltimore County for 23 years and here at CHS since the 2004-05 school year, is very excited about his new job. 

“I’m looking forward to being able to support all the sports here at CHS,” he said. “I have been here for most of my career, and I know that stepping into this role with my experience here which will allow me to get right to work.” 

Hambor, whose current main job is teaching English, also believes his experience as a teacher can help him with his new job. 

“The biggest challenge will be not dealing with as many students in the classroom,” Hambor said. “I love teaching, and I know that is something I am going to try and implement in my new role.” 

Hambor leaving his role as coach will obviously be a huge loss for both the football and baseball teams, especially for the football team that is just trying to regroup after only winning one game last season. Hambor, however, remains optimistic for both of those teams’ futures. 

“Each and every season is unique,” he said. “I know that whoever the new coaches are will continue to bring pride and honor to the Catonsville community.” 

Before becoming a coach and a teacher, Hambor attended Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He lives in Cockeysville and has two kids who graduated from CHS. 

Hambor enjoys the environment here at CHS because he thinks it’s very unique. 

“Nowhere in Baltimore County does a school offer the number of sports we do, along with the small-town atmosphere and the total community support,” he said. “It has all the advantages of a big school and a small school.”