Bob McGee’s third tenure as DeSales girls soccer coach has come to an end, although he didn’t intend for his most recent stint to last long.

McGee resigned last week after leading the Stallions to records of 4-12-2 overall and 2-1 in the CCL this season. He took over the team in July after Doug Williamson, who had been hired in January, stepped down for health reasons.

“I was just a fill-in for the year,” said McGee, who coached DeSales to Division II state championships in 1995 and 2011 and a state runner-up finish in 2012. His previous stints at his alma mater were from 1993-96 and 2011-12.

“After I left Gahanna (after the 2018 season), I was planning to hang it up. I hadn’t anticipated coming back. I’ve been coaching soccer since about 1984 and I had a good run. I was impressed with how hard the girls worked all year long. Even through adversity, they never quit.”

DeSales finished second in the CCL behind Watterson (3-0) and lost 7-0 at Olentangy in the second round of the Division I district tournament Oct. 19.

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