Bob Milloy, who has won more games as a high school football coach than anyone in Montgomery County history, will be honored on Saturday, Feb. 10, as Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney recognizes his 47 years of coaching at the “Coach Bob Milloy Roast and Toast.” Former players and coaches that he was worked with— and coached against—as well as his students and community members are invited to attend the tribute.
Good Counsel High School is located at 17301 Old Vic Boulevard in Olney. The evening that promises to be filled with surprises and special guests to celebrate Coach Milloy’s many accomplishments will include a cocktail reception in the school’s main lobby from 5-7 p.m., with the roast to follow in the school’s main auditorium. Tickets are $30 and are available online at www.olgchs.org/bobmilloy. The event seating is limited and is close to capacity.
To roast a legend, it takes legends. This event will be filled with them. Among those committed to attend are former DeMatha Basketball Coach Morgan Wootten, who is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and Coach Jim Fegan, whose career coaching football at Georgetown Prep included some of the Washington area’s most impressive achievements.
Coach Wootten is scheduled to be one of the evening’s roasting speakers. Other expected speakers are former Washington Post Sports Editor George Solomon; former Washington Redskins football player Shawn Springs; Coach Milloy’s former players including Graham Manley, Mike Strittmatter, Akeem Hebron, and Craig Weincek; longtime coaching assistant Tom Crowell; and his daughter Kelley Milloy.
The MC for the evening also will be in ranks of the ultimate as Johnny Holliday breaks away from his hectic winter broadcast schedule to be the MC for the evening.
Coach Milloy announced in spring 2017 that he would retire after 47 years on the sidelines of Montgomery County schools. He spent the last 16 seasons of his career coaching at Good Counsel and previously was the head coach at Whitman High School in Bethesda, Springbrook in White Oak and Sherwood in Olney.
His career record included 405 victories, 124 losses and 1 tie. No. 2 on the list is the late John Harvill, who won 312 games coaching at Gaithersburg High. Coach Milloy’s teams went unbeaten in 1979, 1981 and 2011.
He is ranked No. 16 in the United States on the all-time win list for high school coaches.
Montgomery cable channel County Cable Montgomery did a story on Coach Milloy’s career shortly after he announced his retirement. That story can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqkPQ2S6Jpk . “Montgomery County has been home to some of the leading people in the nation in many fields, including business, government, entertainment and sports,” said Good Counsel President Paul Barker. “Many of those people have not only been leaders, they also influenced the lives of generations of people who were around them. Yet, only a few of these people would be called ‘legendary’ in their respective fields, and when it comes to high school football, Bob Milloy certainly has earned the title of ‘legendary.’ We are fortunate he decided to stay on the sidelines in Montgomery County for 47 years.”
Coach Milloy’s teams won eight Maryland state titles, placing him in a tie with the late Al Thomas for the all-time most state titles by a Maryland coach. Coach Milloy’s Springbrook teams won state titles in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1988 and 1989. His Sherwood teams won state titles in 1995 and 1996.
He guided Good Counsel to four consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships from 2009 to 2012. His teams finished as the No. 1-ranked team each of those four seasons in The Washington Post’s metropolitan area rankings of top high school teams. The undefeated 2011 Good Counsel team was ranked No. 4 nationally in the ESPN high school rankings.
He has coached numerous players who went on to play in college and in the NFL. Among the players he coached is Stefon Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver who two weeks ago caught the playoff game winning touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints that will forever be known as the “Minneapolis Miracle.”
Coach Milloy has been named to the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame, the Maryland High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, the National High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame and the Springbrook High School Hall of Fame.
The Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C., named him "Coach of the Year" in 1981, 1990, 1996 and 2007. He was honored by the Touchdown Club of Washington, D.C., as "Coach of the Year" in 1980, 1986, 1995 and 2012. The Touchdown Club named him "Coach of the Decade” for the 1990s.
Coach Milloy began his coaching career in Montgomery County while still in college at the University of Maryland. His first job was coaching at Little Flower School in Bethesda.
The Coach Bob Milloy Roast and Toast will have speakers reflecting the five decades of his coaching and teaching career.
For more details about the event, contact Lauren Costello, Good Counsel’s director of auxiliary programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 240-283-3218.