Maryland News: Eric Wallich resigns from Damascus

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After twelve very successful seasons at his alma mater, Eric Wallich is stepping down at Damascus. Wallich, who led the school to four state championships in the last five years, posted a lengthy letter of explanation on social media.

Wallich and his program have been under the spotlight after a 2018 locker room hazing incident resulted multiple junior varsity players being charged with rape. After the October 2018, the school’s principal stepped down, and its athletic director and junior varsity coach were removed and replaced.

Damascus won the 3A state championship in December. It came after an inauspicious start to the season. The Hornets started 0-2 after having to forfeit its first game because holding an illegal practice and then losing to Quince Orchard in Week 2.

The Hornets finished No. 10 in the High School Football America Maryland Top 10.

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