Bob McGee has stepped down as Gahanna Lincoln High School girls soccer coach after three seasons.

In what was the sixth program he’s led since beginning his prep coaching career in 1993, McGee guided the Lions to a 40-6-11 mark that included a Division I district title in 2016 and two OCC-Ohio Division championships.

This fall, Gahanna lost in a district semifinal to finish 10-3-5.

“If I’m going to leave a place, I try to make sure I put them in a good position,” McGee said. “Basically they’re going to be returning 11 starters. I’m to the point where maybe I’d rather help someone out and be an assistant coach.”

McGee, who has won more than 300 career games, coached the DeSales girls program from 1993-96 and from 2011-12, leading it to state titles in 1995 and 2011. He also was the Upper Arlington girls coach from 1998-2008, winning eight league, five district and one regional title.

In addition, McGee coached the Hamilton Township boys in 1997, the Fisher Catholic girls in 2009 and 2010 and spent parts of the 2014 and 2015 seasons as the Pickerington Central girls coach.

McGee, 57, retired as a probation officer for the Franklin County Municipal Court in 2015 but is expecting to start a new full-time job.

“To be a head coach, you have to put in all the extra scouting,” he said. “I think I’m going to be going back to a full-time job and the hours aren’t going to work out. (Gahanna) will be an opportunity for them to get another coach. These were some of the greatest kids I’ve ever worked with, not only on the field but in the classroom. That was the most enjoyable part. There were only two seniors this year, so they’ll be set up for success.”

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