Sept. 10, 2004
D. Bruce Springer, longtime Anne Arundel Community College associate professor of physical education, is the college’s new interim coordinator of athletics.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of continuing the department’s past successes,” the Centreville resident said.
Springer began his career as a physical education instructor and coach at AACC in 1967. Since then, he has coached men’s basketball, football, cross-country, track and field, indoor track and women’s tennis, receiving multiple Coach of the Year awards during his tenure.
Among the courses he has taught are “Assessment and Theory of Fitness and Health” (HEA 100), “Bowling” (PHE 235), “Golf 1” (PHE 236), “Tennis 1” (PHE 245) and “Lifesaving and Water Rescue” (PHE 259).
“Bruce’s background has primed him to fill this position, and he brings a wealth of knowledge of the history of AACC and its athletics programs,” said Patricia S. Hanzook, chair of the health, physical education and athletics department.
In addition, Springer has coached girl’s basketball, track and field and softball at Broadneck High School.
Springer grew up in Scotch Plains, N.J. and credits his junior varsity basketball coach Ray Schnitzer with inspiring his interest in athletics. He attended University of Maryland College Park on a football scholarship as a quarterback and wide receiver and participated in the high jump and triple jump events in track. He earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees at University of Maryland.
For information about AACC’s athletics programs, call 410-777-2300.