Gilman’s (MD) Poggi stepping down after nearly 20 years

Gilman School

by Jeff Fisher

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that longtime Gilman School head coach Biff Poggi is stepping down after 19 years as the school’s head coach.

Poggi told the newspaper, “I felt like it was time, because we’ve done everything we could do.”  He went on to say that he could accept a college coaching job at Maryland or Michigan.  Poggi’s son is currently a tight end at Michigan, and his daughter is also a Wolverine.

Last season, Gilman finished 10-1 and ranked #16 in the High School Football America National Top 25.  The Greyhounds lost their opener to 14-13 to St. Edward (Ohio), which finished #6 in our national rankings.

Poggi’s career record as the head of the Greyhounds program is 135-43 with 13 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference titles.

Current Gilman Athletic Director Tim Holley will take-over the football program as the team’s interim head coach.

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.