Craig T. White Sportsmanship and Service Awards
Craig T. White was a special education teacher, coach, and athletic director at Old Mill High School. Throughout his career he personally exhibited, and expected of his athletes, the highest standards of character, integrity, and service to those in need. He was a member of the Broadneck community as well, commuting to Old Mill from his home here on the Peninsula. Craig lost a heroic battle with a rare melanoma in 2015. During even the worst days of his sickness, he came to work with a smile on his face, gave his coaches and athletes a positive role model to look up to, and always looked for opportunities to help others lighten their load. His legacy lives on in the hearts of all the teachers, coaches, and athletes who are inspired to face every day with the same courage, compassion and joy they saw in Craig during his life. In response to Craig’s shining example, the athletic directors of Anne Arundel County Public Schools commissioned a Craig T. White Sportsmanship and Service Award to be given out by every high school each year. The teams recognized with this award have demonstrated the same outstanding characteristics of on-field sportsmanship and off-field service that were the cornerstones of Craig’s philosophy.
2019-2020 Bruins Sportsmanship Team of the Year: Volleyball
Led by Coach Tracey Regalbuto and her outstanding staff, the Broadneck Bruins volleyball team finished with a record of 17-3 and won the Anne Arundel County Championship, the 4A East Region Championship, and was the 4A State runner-up. All this success on the court is not, however, the reason that they have been selected as our “Craig T. White Sportsmanship” team of the year. It was their humble and confident approach to all situations that earned them this distinction. The class that they demonstrated in both their best moments was no different from their actions following a heartbreaking loss in the State championship match. They were respectful and graceful in both situations, speaking volumes about the outstanding culture that exists in their program. They have set an example for all Bruin teams moving forward, and we are very proud of all of their accomplishments.
2019-2020 Bruins Service Team of the Year: Football
- The Broadneck Bruin football program earned the distinction of our “Craig T. White” Service team of the year in 2019-2020. Led by Coach Harris and his staff, the Bruin football program hosted an outstanding youth football celebration for the Cape Cougars football program, as well as driving campaigns to raise funds for “Fish for A Cure” and the “Real Men Wear Pink.” Both of those projects are driven to raise funds for cancer research and treatment centers. The players and coaches actively engaged in these activities and worked to bring our community together. The “Real Bruins Wear Pink” shirts that the team sold to raise both awareness and money, truly brought our entire school together. Many students and faculty will always remember the “pink out” game in 2019 as one of the many highlights of this school year. Our athletic department is very proud of the football program for their emphasis on community service during this school year and would also like to thank Coach Harris, his coaching staff, and the student athletes for all their efforts.