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St. Maria Goretti coach to retire

January 28, 2008

After 48 seasons and 872 prep victories, St. Maria Goretti coach Cokey Robertson said Monday that "it's time to put the whistle up."

Robertson, who has won 776 games as the Gaels' coach, will step down at the at the end of this season, his 34th at Goretti.

Robertson's 872 high school wins are the second most in Maryland high school history.

"I wanted to see my grandson (Mitch Belella) through," Robertson said. "A lot of things are happening - my wife's retiring. I've been doing this 48 years, traveling up and down the road, and the timing's pretty good at this point."

Read the full story in Tuesday's Herald-Mail newspaper.

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