HERMON — Former Big East coach of the year Margie Deabay has resigned her position as head coach of the Hermon High girls basketball team to spend more time with her family, Hermon athletic director Paul Soucy announced in a press release Thursday.
“Coaching basketball is a year-round commitment that takes a lot of time and energy. After 13 years of coaching, I am looking forward to being a fan and mother,” Deabay said in the release. “Time away from coaching responsibilities will allow me more time to follow my son’s senior year in athletics.”
Deabay has coached basketball at Hermon for 13 years, nine as varsity coach and four as the JV coach. Her varsity teams qualified for postseason each season while she compiled a record of 107-65.
“Margie Deabay has been very successful and I’m appreciative of her dedication, enthusiasm and effort on behalf of the Hermon girls basketball program,” Soucy said.
Deabay’s teams have also won a Class B sportsmanship award and a Big East sportsmanship award.
The Hermon job has been posted and advertised and Soucy is hoping to have it filled by the close of the school year.