Chaz Packan is a 2010 Graduate of Linganore High School and is a passionate fan of DC and Maryland sports teams. Hisfavorite teams are the Orioles, Redskins Wizards, Capitals, and DC United.
In the college ranks he is a passionate supporter of the University of Maryland. Packan got his start in high school writing and contributing several sports and various other articles for The Lance at Linganore. In his senior year he began interning for the Orioles affiliate the Frederick Keys and has been working there for the past five years as a media/PR intern.
Packan is in the process of finishing up his associate’s degree in Communications at Frederick Community College this December. His dream is to pursue a career in sports broadcasting and journalism and he hopes to maintain a dream job working for ESPN or a local sports outlet like Comcast SportsNet or MASN in the future.
Packan’s passion for sports as a fan began at an early age when he was an honorary batboy for the Orioles at age 6 after his second leg surgery. He was born with Cerebral Palsy, but does not let the limitations of his disability define him. Due to CP, Chaz could not play sports competitively so he channeled his passion for sports by showcasing his love of his local sports teams in the area.
At Linganore, as a student Chaz was a passionate supporter of Lancer Athletics especially Lancer Football and he has continued to maintain a close friendship with current head football coach Rick Conner who gave him his own game worn jersey to wear every year as a student at LHS.
He also helped operate the clock and scoreboard and at Lancer basketball home games and he remains close with basketball coach Tom Kraft.
With his wealth of knowledge in the world of sports, we know Chaz will be a passionate and valued asset on the Maryland Sports Access team.