Former St. Paul’s coach won 196 games and three championships in Brooklandville

by Gary Adornato

Seth Goldberg, who led St. Paul’s School to 11 playoff appearances and three MIAA B Conference basketball championships in 12 seasons, has departed the Brooklandville school to become the new athletic director and boys’ basketball coach at John Carroll School, Goldberg and John Carroll announced on Friday.

He replaces Steve Teter as athletic director and John Zito as basketball coach. Zito led the Patriots to the MIAA A Conference championship last winter.

At St. Paul’s Goldberg posted a record of 196-124 (.613) and raised championship banners in 2009-10, 2013-14 and 2016-17.

“Not many people have been as fortunate as I have been. The last 12 years have been amazing and the community support has been special at St. Paul’s,” said Goldberg, who is a native of New Jersey and a graduate of Ithaca College (NY). “I am thankful to the administration, teachers, coaches, alumni and every staff member I have had the opportunity to work with, from the middle school level up to high school. I am also grateful to all off the parents and former players. This program truly is a family and will always be a huge part of who I am.”

Goldberg brings 18 years of experience in teaching, coaching and running camps and tournaments to John Carroll. In addition to his work with the St. Paul’s varsity basketball team, Goldberg has also held the role of physical education teacher and coach of the middle school baseball, soccer and football teams. Previously, Goldberg held assistant coaching positions with McDaniel College, Cardinal Gibbons High School and Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, VA.

Goldberg is experienced at running tournaments, camps and leagues throughout the mid-Atlantic region. He is active in the community as a regular supporter of Special Olympics and as co-founder of Morgan Mentors, a mentoring program for more than 200 kids in Baltimore City run by Morgan University students.

“I am extremely excited for this new opportunity and look forward to being part of all the wonderful things going on at John Carroll,” added Goldberg. “My philosophy is what works in athletics will work in life. My goal is that every person who is part of our athletic program will have a more successful and fulfilling life because of his or her experience at John Carroll.”

John Carroll President Steve DiBiagio said, “As important as Seth’s winning record is the fact that 100% of his players have gone on to attend college. His focus on academics and character development aligns perfectly with our values at John Carroll, and we look forward to him making a positive impact on all of our student-athletes.”

Goldberg currently resides in Stewartstown, PA, with his wife and two children, but said his long term goal is to move his family to Harford County.