Friday, December 5, 2008

Corley to retire

Major Corley, Monessen High School's long-time girls basketball coach, informed the school district Thursday that he will retire at the end of the 2008-09 season.

Corley, who enters his 23rd season tonight as Monessen plays Greater Latrobe, owns a career record of 440-143, an eye-popping .755 win-percentage.

Under Corley's direction, Monessen has played in nine WPIAL Class A championship games and won titles in 1995, 2004 and 2006. In 2004, Monessen won the PIAA championship and a school-record 29 games.

A total of four Division I players – Gina Naccarato (Duquesne), Tish Williams (WVU/St. Francis (Pa.), Charel Allen (Notre Dame) and Christina Chukwuedo (Bucknell) – have played for Corley.

Monessen will celebrate Corley's career on Jan. 29, 2009 when Monessen hosts Mapletown at 7 p.m.


Anonymous said...

What a great coach. He said he was only going to originally coach for 2 years so he could buy a boat... Looks like he ended up sticking around alot longer. What a great career though. Its going to be a real tough act to follow.

Who do you think is going to coach Mo-town in the future?

Anonymous said...

Gina Naccarato will be head coach