Garnet Valley’s Mike Ricci decides 2021 will be his last year

Posted on July 24, 2021 in Newspaper.

Garnet Valley Ricci

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By Terry Toohey

One by one the old guard of Delaware County high school football coaches is moving on.

Mike Ricci, the second-winningest football boss in county history, confirmed Friday that the 2021 season will be his last as head coach at Garnet Valley.

This is Ricci’s 35th season as the head coach for the Jaguars, his 37th with the program and 38th overall as a coach. He was a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons at Garnet Valley before being named head coach in 1986. He spent the 1992 season as an assistant coach at Widener.

“I think 38 years is a pretty good run,” Ricci said when reached by phone.

Ricci said the timing was right to move on to the next chapter in his life.

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