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Aaron Bartolain
Offensive Coordinator

Now the assistant with the longest continuous tenure on the Green Terror staff, Bartolain enters his 14th season on staff and seventh as offensive coordinator.

After spending the previous three seasons with the reins of the offensive line, Bartolain was commissioned with calling the offense in 2008. After two years working specifically with the running backs, Bartolain shifted duties once again and took control of the quarterbacks in 2010, which he reliquishes beginning with the 2014 season to focus solely on the overall oversight of the offense. Prior to his stint with the line, he spent his first four seasons as the special teams coordinator.

In that capacity, Bartolain’s players worked his system to success with three of his return specialists ranking in the top 45 in the nation in 2003 while his punt returner ranked 19th in the NCAA in 2004. His kicker and punter each earned All-Centennial Conference (CC) first-team honors in 2003 as did his return specialist in 2004.

He is also a certified strength and conditioning coach, and oversees the Green Terror’s physical training regimen and serves as the team’s recruiting coordinator.

A four-year starter for the Green Terror, Bartolain was the CC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2000. He was also a Hewlett-Packard All-America honorable mention selection that season.

Bartolain is a native of Sarasota, Fla., and graduated from Western Maryland (now McDaniel) with a degree in physics. He lives in Sykesville with his wife Tara, who teaches in the exercise science and physical education department, with seven-year-old daughter, Addisan, and five-year-old daughter, Emmalea.

Chris Bassler
Offensive Line

Following a successful career at West Virginia, Bassler returned home to join the Green Terror staff in 2008.

Bassler was a scholarship member of Mountaineers from 2003-06, playing offensive tackle on the 2004 and 2006 Gator Bowl teams and 2005 Sugar Bowl championship squad.

A 2003 graduate of Francis Scott Key, Bassler returned to his high school alma mater as the offensive and defensive line coach for the varsity squad prior to coming to the Hill.

During his playing days at Key, he was a four-time All-MVAL selection and three times earned all-county honors. A member of the 2003 Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 team, he was a two-time all-state tight end and was named to the all-metro team by the Baltimore Sun.

Bassler graduated from West Virginia in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in history.

John Dunford
Tight Ends

Dunford takes over coaching the Green Terror tight ends in 2014.

A four-year member of the McDaniel football team, Dunford has spent the two years since graduating assisting Coach Bassler with the offensive line. During this career on the Hill, Dunford spent time on both the offensive and defensive lines.

Numerous injuries limited his time on the field but helped him gain valuable coaching experience during his undergraduate days.

Originally from Frederick, Md., Dunford graduated from McDaniel with a degree in exercise science with a coaching minor.

Ty Reid

Reid joins the Green Terror staff in 2014, assuming oversight of the quarterbacks – a position he knows well.

A four-year member of the Bowie State football team, Reid saw action during each of his four seasons on the team, including time during the Bulldogs' CIAA championship season when he was a freshman.

He spent the 2013 season coaching the quarterbacks at his alma mater.

Reid earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Bowie last spring and is currently pursing his master’s in athletic administration.

Jamie Unger
Wide Receivers

A wide receiver for Green Terror from 2002-05, Unger returned to his alma mater to coach the same position at which he excelled during his playing days on the Hill in 2009.

Part of Centennial Conference championship teams in 2002 and 2004, Unger holds the program and conference record for the longest play from scrimmage when he was on the receiving end of a 98-yard Brad Baer pass against Dickinson on Oct. 16, 2004.

A local product, Unger still holds the single-season and career receiving records at South Carroll.

The offensive most valuable player in 2005, Unger graduated in 2006 with a degree in business administration.

Luke Wright
Running Backs

Wright joins the Green Terror staff in 2014 to coach the running backs.

A local product, Wright graduated from Century High School before playing collegiate football at Duquesne.

During his time at Duquesne, Wright spent time at wide receiver and cornerback but also made contributions to the Dukes special teams.

He spent the 2013 season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Century.

Wright graduated from Duquesne with a degree in history and is currently a special education assistant at Francis Scott Key High School.