Head Palmetto High School Football Coach, Dave Marino, announced his retirement, effective immediately, earlier this month after wrapping up the season.
Marino spoke out and said, “It’s been a personal and financial sacrifice for many years, us as coaches are expected to do so much for so little and I think it’s just time for me to start focusing on my family. “
Marino’s retirement has effected a lot of people mainly all of his players whether that be new or old. In his 13 years as coach he’s lead the team to multiple championships, given many athletes the chance of offers and scholarships, and most importantly created an amazing community of football players. Marino’s advice to the football players is, “This teams got the potential to finally get it, but nothing is given to you. They have to show a whole other level of commitment and show that they want to want it, if they want to win a state title.”
As for what he’s going to do after his retirement, he stated, “I still want to stay involved. I think I want to start more of like a private training for offensive lineman at the middle school level to get them better prepared for high school.”
No matter what’s next, his legacy will never be forgotten. Thank you for all the hard work, we’ll miss you Coach.