John Grim

As a coach at Linganore High School, John J. Grim became the first coach in Maryland history to win girls’ cross-country, indoor and outdoor track championships in the same school year. As of 1999, his teams had won 13 state, 23 regional, 17 county titles, plus numerous league titles, during his 24-year career. He was named Coach of the Year 19 times and had 21 athletes go on to compete in college. He served as the National High School Federation rules interpreter for Maryland, was head coach for three county Russian exchange trips, served as state district I track chairman, had been president of the Western Maryland Track Officials organization since 1985, and was athletic director at Linganore High School. John Grim is respected by athletes, coaches, and track officials alike throughout the state.