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Carlacci Resigns as Pearl River Softball Coach

Mike Carlacci holds the Rockland County record with 368 career victories.

Mike Carlacci confirmed Monday that he has resigned as Pearl River High School's softball coach.

"It's nothing specific at this time," said Carlacci, who will continue as a math teacher at the high school. "At some point, you've got to decide what's best for your family. I'm not in the mindset to commit to coaching at this point. I feel it's best for my family for me to just be a teacher and a dad."

Carlacci currently holds the Rockland County record with 368 victories. He led Pearl River to a state championship in 2010. That team won the third of four consecutive Section 1 Championships for the Pirates. 

The Pearl River coach spoke with his current players last week. 

"It was a tough conversation, definitely," Carlacci said. "I'll miss it, definitely."

Carlacci said that his replacement has not been chosen yet. The Pirates return five starters from the team that went 17-2 and lost to Beacon in the section quarterfinals last season. 

megan sampson January 22, 2013 at 12:22 AM
it's a blessing in disguise for all the young girls out there
Robert Nahoum January 22, 2013 at 02:31 AM
What a strange article. It implies a controversy without at least saying whether one exists. Why is the author so vague? Journalism requires a reporting of the facts, if there is a controversy why not at least say so?
Leonard J. Poloni January 22, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Good luck mike. Thanks for all your hard work and success
Ryan Buncher (Editor) January 22, 2013 at 03:33 AM
Thank you for commenting, Robert. I did not mean to imply anything. I simply reported the facts as I have them, including the comments from Mike Carlacci.
Ed January 22, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Good luck mike. Many great memories. Pearl River softball owes you a great deal of gratitude. Ed Sheehan
yeahthatsme January 22, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Somethings missing from this story...thats all I am saying..
Hugh January 22, 2013 at 05:41 PM
I agree with Robert. I find it very hard to believe that there is nothing more to this story. Something stinks and it smells like some sort of conflict or controversy.
Dean Marino January 25, 2013 at 02:43 AM
I am shocked the best high school coach I have come across and a professional at what he does, I will miss competing against him and wish him the best , pearl river is losing a great coach, dean Marino , head coach harrison high school
MJ February 20, 2013 at 01:22 PM
Obvious question?? If there is scandal why is he staying on as a teacher at he school? Sometimes the obvious is just that, the obvious.

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