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UPDATE: Ridgeland Football Coach Mark Mariakis retires

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ROSSVILLE, GA (WRCB) -

Ridgeland Football Coach Mark Mariakis announced his retirement Monday morning after 11 years at the school and 30 years as a coach.

Mariakis survived brain cancer in 2009. He says the reason he's retiring is "It's been 30 years. It's taxing."

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Mariakis is only 52. He isn't sure what's next for him, but isn't ruling out coaching.

During his tenure at Ridgeland, Mariakis went 72-51 as head coach from 2004 - 2014.

His last day at Ridgeland is May 15.

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