Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ryan's Todt to retire after season

George Todt announced his retirement Thursday as Archbishop Ryan boys' soccer coach, ending a 44-year stretch at the helm after this season.

Ryan's Todt to retire after season

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Archbishop Ryan coach George Todt, at a 2008 practice.
Archbishop Ryan coach George Todt, at a 2008 practice. Jessica Griffin

George Todt announced his retirement Thursday as Archbishop Ryan boys' soccer coach, ending a 44-year stretch at the helm after this season.

Todt holds the state record for wins in boys' soccer with a 646-161-117 record. That victory total ranks fifth nationally, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Over Todt's tenure, Ryan has won 13 Catholic League titles and played in 20 championship games. His greatest stretch came in the mid 1980s, winning six straight titles from 1983-88. That era included a four-year streak of 61 consecutive wins.

Todt said he plans to spend more time as a “Pop-Pop” and traveling with his wife, but was clear that Archbishop Ryan will always be a special place to him.

“I've put together a lifetime of soccer at Ryan,” Todt said. “I've given my life to my school, and the Catholic League. It has been an honor to help develop the league over these 44 years with a handful of other coaches.”

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