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.