Roy Comer


Roy Comer’s 32-year legacy is one of the most respected coaching careers ever in Frederick County. Roy was a huge innovator in high school football across the state of Maryland and created a winning tradition in every program he coached. Roy graduated from Shepherd College (now Shepherd University), where he played basketball and football. Roy led the 1961 Chestertown High School basketball team to an undefeated season and then led Martinsburg High School basketball teams to Tri-State championships from 1961 to 1963. At Frederick High School, Roy coached his powerhouse football teams to two Tri-State championships in three years. Roy was instrumental in creating the Maryland State High School Football Tournament and helped secure Byrd Stadium as the tournament location. Roy was chairman of the Maryland State Football Tournament for 14 years, and in 1988 he was inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Association Hall of Fame. A year later, he was inducted into the Maryland Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.