Barons News · Congratulations to Coaches Blanken and Arnone!


Congratulations to two of the BEST coaches any school can only hope to have on their staff! Washington Post Winter 2020 All Met Selections. Well deserved.

Coach of the Year – Girls Swimming and Diving

Jason Blanken, Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Bethesda-Chevy Chase finished as runner-up at last year’s Maryland 4A/3A meet, but the Barons refused to get discouraged. They returned stronger and claimed the first state title in program history this year.

Coach of the Year – Wrestling

Nick Arnone, Bethesda-Chevy Chase

In a county brimming with powerhouse programs, Arnone has built his own The Barons bested Montgomery County rival and standard setters Damascus and Springbrook en route to a 14-0 regular season but fell to Springbrook in the Maryland 4A semifinals for the second year in a row.