Severna Park High School boys lacrosse head coach Larry Kramer announced his resignation on Friday in an email to parents of lacrosse players after a season tinged with some controversy.
Kramer has been with Severna Park for seven seasons during which the team won two state titles. In 2010, he led the team to a perfect 20-0 season and a victory over Wootton High in the 4A/3A state final.
In his email, Kramer said it was something he'd been considering for a while.
“I regret that my heart is telling me it is time to move on,” Kramer wrote. “I have resigned as head coach of the Severna Park boys’ lacrosse team today May 10, 2013. This has been a decision that I have been thinking about for some time now and I feel at this point in my coaching career it is time.”
The Falcons wrapped up their 2013 season on Wednesday with a 10-5 loss to Broadneck in the first round of the tournament.
The Severna Park lacrosse team endured some controversy this season when three varsity lacrosse players were dismissed from the team after they attended a house party where alcohol was served. The players appealed but principal Patrick Bathras denied the appeal saying he supported Kramer's decision to remove them from the team.
Parents of dismissed players Cole Duncan and Logan Swartz said all three players will be filing a second appeal to the regional assistant superintendent Catherine Herbert. Duncan's father said they want the players' names cleared and someone to look into the process of how they were dismissed from the team.