Carroll had a good chance to win a state basketball championship Friday in Hershey, but shot 2-for-19 from the arc and fell, 54-45, to Imhotep.
So where does coach Paul Romanczuk go from here?
He has coached the Patriots into the state final twice since 2009. His father-in-law, Doug Collins, is a major basketball-industry influence. His brother-in-law, Chris Collins, is likely to become a head coach soon, probably at the BCS college level.
There will be opportunities.
“Sure,” Romanczuk said. “Sure. And it is something that
you have in the back of your mind a little bit. But my family loves
the area. I love Archbishop Carroll. And I am a CPA. I've got a
practice with my father (Doug, a former player at North Catholic and
Drexel), and that's something I have a lot of responsibility in. It's
just me and him. So I have a young family, three kids. And they love
The Patriots should contend next season in the Catholic League and beyond. Romanczuk, a Carroll grad, is in no hurry to leave.
Still, that was the discussion in Hershey.
For more, check out my column in the Daily Times Saturday and, as always, on delcotimes.com