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D.C. has hired Tim Eubanks to be an assistant coach for the 2015 season.
Eubanks will assist Head Coach Keven Moldenhauer and Defensive Head Coach Will Smolinski with game preparation, coaching duties and player development, among other roles.
“I chose to join the Current staff because I couldn’t think of anyone else who lived and breathed ultimate as much as Keven until I met Will,” said Eubanks. “They work great together, are very organized and entirely dedicated to the team and to the league. Their game plan is rock solid and evolving, and I wanted to be a part of that.”
Eubanks has played and coached ultimate for 25 years, specializing in defense.
“My main goal is that I hope to help keep [the defense] fresh,” said Eubanks. “I think everyone should have a voice. I love defense and love coaching it, probably because I played it most of my life.”
The Severna Park, Maryland native began his ultimate career at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he co-founded the open program. In 2000, Eubanks co-founded and captained the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area Open team, Medicine Men. He also founded, captained and coached Old Line, a Baltimore County-based Grand Masters team, in 2012.
In addition, Eubanks has played for Chesapeake, Anodyne, Annapolis All-Stars, Electric Pig and Chesapeaked, all of which are based in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.
Eubanks currently coaches at Queen Anne’s County High School in Centreville, Maryland, where he paved the way for ultimate to become a varsity sport.
“Tim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about the sport,” said General Manager Matt Dewhurst. “I’ve known Tim my entire ultimate career, and have always held his opinion on the game in a very high regard. So when the opportunity came about to bring him on our staff, I simply could not resist.”
“Tim is going to be a difference maker for the Current and for elite D.C. ultimate,” Smolinski said. “He has the potential to help us guide younger player growth and help iron out details. I am excited to bounce ideas off of him.”
Eubanks has never coached any Current players, but played with offensive handler Calvin Oung and Moldenhauer on Medicine Men.
“All the returning players are rock solid and all the newly signed players are beasts,” said Eubanks. “Things are looking great for the D.C. Current this season.”