Leighton Scott Drisdale, 24, an Army first lieutenant and a 1982 graduate of Montgomery County's Winston Churchill High School, died in an auto accident Feb. 17 in West Germany.

Lt. Drisdale was born in San Francisco and grew up in Potomac. He played football and rantrack at Churchill, and was captain of the basketball team and head coach of the Powder Puffs, a girls soccer team.

He was a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he also played football. After graduation, he was an assistant coach of the Army 1986 and 1987 football teams. Later he attended the Army's artillery school at Fort Sill, Okla., and paratrooper school at Fort Benning, Ga., and he received the air assault badge at Fort Campbell, Ky.

At the time of his death, Lt. Drisdale was a platoon leader in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Bad Kissingen, West Germany.

Survivors include his parents, retired Army Col. Fred and Geraldine Drisdale of Potomac; and a brother, Lance Drisdale of Los Angeles.