Initially, Jared Sronce’s coaching career at Langley High School began eight years ago as a football assistant, where he remains the head junior varsity coach.
In addition, Sronce, 32, recently was promoted as the school’s head baseball coach. He had been an assistant on the baseball staff for seven years under Kevin Healy, who left in June to take the same job at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington.
“Baseball was always my first love, so when I got the football assistant job at Langley, I asked Kevin about joining the baseball staff too, and it has all worked out,” said Sronce, who is a physical education teacher at the school. “This is a real good fit for me at Langley. I know the program and for the most part there won’t be a lot of changes.”
The new coach said longtime Langley assistants Vic Price and Scott Tomlinson will remain.
Stonce played varsity high school baseball in Northern Virginia at Hayfield Secondary School where he was an infielder and outfielder. He attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg.
* In other local high school baseball news, former McLean High head coach John Thomas recently was named the head coach at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke.
Thomas had been an assistant at Lake Braddock for four seasons. He was McLean’s head coach for seven years.
Thomas was a standout baseball player at McLean High, then played in college at the University of Virginia.
“Obviously I am very excited to have this job at Lake Braddock,” said Thomas, who is a special education teacher at the school and lives in the community.
Joining Thomas’ varsity coaching staff at Lake Braddock will be Ray Zdancewicz, the 10-year manager of the summertime American Legion Post 130 baseball team. Zdancewicz also has been an assistant coach at Marshall High School.
Prior to that, Zdancewicz was an assistant under Thomas at McLean for a handful of seasons, and was the interim head coach at McLean for one season.
“John and I always have had a good relationship, so it will be good to join his staff again,” Zdancewicz said.