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Girls Soccer

DeSales’ McGee taking break from coaching


For the second time, Bob McGee has stepped down as girls soccer coach at DeSales High School.

McGee, who led the Stallions to Division II state championships in 1995 and 2011 and guided them to a state final appearance this past season, recently resigned, citing increased responsibilities in his job as a probation officer with Franklin County and recurring health issues.

“During the season, I’d be in the office by 6 a.m. and usually wouldn’t be home after games until 10 (p.m.) or maybe later,” said McGee, who was 33-12-3 the past two seasons and has a 292-62-41 career record. “I’ll probably take a year off and re-evaluate things.”

The Stallions defeated Toledo St. Ursula 2-0 in the 2011 state final and lost to Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 5-0 in the 2012 state final. DeSales went 15-8-1 this past season.

“A lot of coaches would do anything to have those kinds of seasons back-to-back. I was very blessed,” McGee said. “We worked to get everything we had this year. After the season, I had some hope I’d return. I looked back over everything and that didn’t the change the fact I needed to step back and take care of myself.”

McGee, a 1980 DeSales graduate, coached the Stallions from 1993-96 and again in 2011 and 2012. He also coached the Hamilton Township boys team in 1997, Upper Arlington’s girls from 1998-2008 and Fisher Catholic’s girls in 2010. UA reached a Division I state semifinal in 2008, losing to Cincinnati St. Ursula 3-0.

Candidates should send a resume to DeSales athletics director Tom Neubert at by Feb. 15.