Longtime Macon basketball coach to retire

FPD girls basketball coach Philip McLeroy announced his retirement Monday a little more than a week after leading the Lady Vikings to state championship.

The Vikings beat Stratford 39-37 in double overtime to win the GISA Class AAA championship.

McLeroy previously won boys championships in 1981 and 1990. He went 546-242.

"Coach Mac told me he had always heard that he would know when it was time to be done and he felt certain that time had come," FPD athletics director Greg Moore said. "It'Â?s been an honor and a privilege to work for, and with, someone who always put the well-being of his family and players ahead of the wins and losses."