The D.C. high school football scene is expected to lose one of its biggest faces on Monday. Bill McGregor, the longtime DeMatha football coach, will step down after 29 years on the job, according to a report by CSN Washington.
McGregor will announce his decision in a meeting with the team on Monday afternoon, and then will release an official statement, according to the report. He will leave to pursue a career in the private sector, though Josh Barr of the Washington Post writes that it is believed that McGregor is moving on to a business opportunity from Gilman School football coach Biff Poggi.
McGregor has compiled a record of 280 wins against 39 losses in his 29 seasons, including 18 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships. More than 350 players of his have gone on to receive Division I football scholarships, and he has seven former players in the NFL. But the Washington City Paper speculates that the increased nastiness of the DeMatha-Good Counsel rivalry, combined with possibly the Cyrus Kouandjio saga, may have pushed McGregor to resign. It is not immediately clear, though, whether that speculation is on the mark.