Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Coach Frank Girardi Announces Retirement

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.— Frank Girardi, one of the nation’s most successful college football coaches, has announced his retirement as Lycoming College’s head football coach. During his 36 seasons as the Warriors’ head coach, Girardi compiled a career record of 257-97-4, which ranks 15th on the NCAA’s all-time winningest coaches list, regardless of division.

Girardi ranked fifth in wins among active NCAA coaches and second among active NCAA Division III coaches. He led Lycoming to 13 Middle Atlantic Conference championships and 11 appearances in the NCAA playoffs, including trips to the Stagg Bowl—the NCAA Division III national championship game—in 1990 and 1997. In all, the Warriors have tallied a winning record in 29 of Girardi’s 36 seasons.