FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College swim coach Don Feinberg was inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame, while men's soccer coach Kenny Putnam was inducted into the Frederick Community College Hall of Fame.
Feinberg was inducted along with Katie Hoff Anderson (word record holder, three Olympic medals), George Kennedy (former Johns Hopkins head coach) and Paul Yetter (senior coach at North Baltimore Aquatic Club).
Joining Putnam in the FCC class were Theresa Arnett (women's basketball), Elyon Bush (men's basketball), Jack Griffin (track and field), Brent Myers (baseball), Phil Stone (baseball) and Keith Thompson (men's basketball).
From Maryland Swimming: Don Feinberg is a coach who has left an indelible mark in Frederick County. Feinberg set a record for consecutive public high school wins – 136 – at Frederick High School, serves as the Head Men's and Women's Coach at Hood College, and worked as the Head Age Group Coach at Monocacy Aquatic Club (MAC) from 1981-1988, Head Coach from 1988-2000 and still coaches there to this day. Don has coached one junior national champion and two Olympic trial qualifiers, one of which, Beau Wiebel, place 6th in the 200IM and 400IM and achieved a world ranking of 7th for the 1999-2000 season and a Gold Medal at World University Games. In 2001, Don was inducted into the Frederick County sports Hall of Fame for his achievements as an athlete and coach. Click here for video.
From Frederick Community College: Kenneth Putnam, Jr. was a star soccer player for FCC from 1995 to 1996. He held the title of leading scorer in FCC soccer history until 2016 when his record 22 goals was tied by Maycol Nunez. He still holds the record for most career points in FCC soccer history and is second all-time in goals per game, goals per season, and points per season. Putnam was selected to the First Team All-Region XX, All-Conference Maryland JUCO in both 1995 and 1996. He has been Head Coach of the Hood College men's soccer team since 2014.