CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bob Thomas will remain coach of the Chambersburg High School baseball team - he just won't be getting paid for it anymore.
The school board is scheduled to act on the coach's resignation Wednesday night. At the same meeting the board is expected to appoint him as the volunteer coach of the Trojans.
Paradoxically, the reason he will give up his coaching paycheck is a matter of money.
"It's because the state retirement board won't allow you to draw your retirement and be a paid coach," said Thomas, 62, after hitting flies and slapping grounders to his players at the end of Monday's practice.
"Wellness and fitness is what we call it now. It used to be phys ed," he said of the teaching position he retired from last year after 37 years.