UPDATE: Ridgeland Football Coach Mark Mariakis retires
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.