2019 | Real Estate

County Man Charged in Recruiting Scandal Is Selling His Chevy Chase Home

Former Georgetown tennis coach indicted in March

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The Ernst home at 3713 Thornapple St.

Long & Foster Real Estate

The tennis coach facing a racketeering charge in a nationwide college admissions bribery case has put his Chevy Chase home on the market.

The residence of Gordon Ernst at 3713 Thornapple St. is listed for $1.925 million, according to a Long & Foster real estate posting.

The 3,716-square-foot home was built in 1963 and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms on 0.14 acres.

Ernst purchased the home for $1,575,000 in 2012, according to state property records.

Ernst, 52, allegedly accepted more than $2.7 million in payments while coaching at Georgetown University, using his position to gain admission for applicants with no background in tennis, according to charges.

He was indicted in March along with dozens of parents, coaches and administrators as part of a scheme that included stand-ins taking college entrance tests and bribes used to declare applicants as sports recruits.

Ernst pled not guilty and was released on bond in late March. He resigned as head coach of the University of Rhode Island women’s team around the same time.

Ernst also has a residence in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Ernst could not be reached for comment. A message left was not returned.

The Washington Business Journal first reported the home for sale.

Charlie Wright can be reached at charlie.wright@bethesdamagazine.com