Rohrbaugh named new Sherando track, field coach

Sherando High School announced Wednesday that T.J. Rohrbaugh has been named the new head outdoor boys and girls track coach at the school.

Rohrbaugh replaces Jamie McCarty, whose contract was not renewed for this season. McCarty had been the head coach for the last two years.

Rohrbaugh is a 2001 Sherando graduate and has been teaching social studies at Sherando since 2007.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to lead the outdoor track and field program as head coach,” Rohrbaugh stated in a news release. “One of my initial goals is to continue to develop those students who have participated in track and field in the past while encouraging more of the student-athletes involved in fall and winter sports to participate in track and field. I believe that building upon the talent we have on the team and supplementing that with other student-athletes who may not have considered participating in track and field before will enable us to continually be competitive at the district, regional and state levels.”

Rohrbaugh has been an assistant football coach since 2007 and is the defensive coordinator for the Warriors. He helped lead the Warriors to the Class 4 state football semifinals last year.

Jason Barbe, the Sherando coordinator of student activities, noted in the release: “We are excited to have coach Rohrbaugh serving in a new role leading our outdoor track and field program.  He is familiar with our student-athletes as well as our school culture, and we fully expect that he will build upon the past success our track and field program has enjoyed.”

Frederick County Public Schools coordinator of policy and communications Steve Edwards said in a phone interview that the indoor track and field head coaching position is still open. There is no specific timetable in place to fill that position.