After a Quarter-Century, Germantown Academy’s Girls Basketball Coach to Step Away from the Sidelines
Germantown Academy’s girls basketball coach Sherri Retif said she will retire at the end of the school year after 25 seasons with the program, writes Isabella DiAmore for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
She will remain at the middle school as a member of the faculty. Throughout her years as a coach, she has impacted players who have continued to compete at the Division I and professional levels.
“I wouldn’t be where I am now if it weren’t for Sherri,” said former WNBA player Maggie Lucas.
She compiled over 700 wins, with 539 of them occurring at Germantown Academy. Her wins include 20 Inter-Academic League championships and four PAISAA championships.
Retif calls herself blessed because she had wonderful role models growing up. Recently, however, she decided it was time to hang up her coaching hat and spend more time with her family, especially her 10-year-old granddaughter who plays basketball at Holy Child School in Rosemont.
“I kept getting text messages or video clips of her playing, and I knew I was ready to make a shift,” she said.
Read more about Sherri Retif in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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