Football: Choi steps down at Great Valley

Mike Choi has stepped down as head football coach at Great Valley after spending 10 seasons, including the last four as head coach,
at the school.

Choi is leaving to take over at Pequea Valley, a Class AA school in Kinzers, Lancaster County. "It's about 10 miles from my home," he said. "It's a 45-minute commute for me to Great Valley. This will allow me more time to spend at home and with my family."

Choi, 41, compiled a 21-23 record at Great Valley. Last season, the Patriots went 8-3 overall and 4-2 in the Ches-Mont League American Conference.

"This was a move Mike thought was best for him and his family," Great Valley athletic director Russ Wren said. "He's done a great job moving our program forward. We're sorry to see him go."

Choi, who has three young children, is a special education teacher at Great Valley. He said a possible teaching position at Pequea Valley will be decided in the next few months.

At Pequea Valley, Choi replaces Evan Breisblatt, who left the Braves to take the top job at Phoenixville.

A possible replacement for Choi at Great Valley is defensive coordinator Jeff Martin. A counselor at the school, he has been an assistant with the Patriots since 2007.

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