CORRYTON (WVLT) -- Gibbs High football coach Randy Carroll has decided to retire after this season, he told WVLT Tuesday. Carroll, a staple in the Corryton community, has coached the Eagles for 27 seasons, and led the team to the 3A playoffs this season. Gibbs visits Catholic in the first round Friday night.
Carroll told WVLT he had decided a few years ago to retire after teaching 30 years, a milestone he reached this year. He told his team of his retirement after the team's loss to Seymour last Friday. He said he didn't announce his retirement until now because he wanted to keep his players focused on the season. The Eagles were 3-7 this year, but Carroll said he was pleased that the team beat who it needed to beat to qualify for the playoffs.
Carroll's best seasons came in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1997, when he led the team to the second round of the postseason.