By Kendall Patterson
Chester County Football Coach Steve Robinson announced last week that he is retiring from coaching football.
He said that he made the decision to resign to take care of health issues and spend more time with his family.
“I decided it was time to resign to take care of a few minor health problems that I have been dealing with over the last few years (possible double hip replacement). Also, to spend more time with my wife, kids and hopefully grandkids in the near future. I am also looking forward to spending more time throughout the year with my father,” he said.
He continued to explain what he plans to do in his future.
“I plan to return and teach in the Chester County school system. I plan to spend more time doing the things I enjoy, going to fish more during the summer. I may even take up golf, doubtful though, but I can if I want to,” he said.
When it comes to his time as head coach he said, “What I will miss most about coaching football is the relationships that are developed with the players. Coaching football to me was just not about player development, but developing and leading young men.”
The positive influence that he hopes he had on the young men is what is important, not his coaching career.
“My coaching career record is not what’s important. You’re going to have the up and down years, but I would like to think that I’ve had a positive influence and been a good role model on the players I’ve had the pleasure of coaching,” Robinson said.
As he departs from CCHS Football, he thanks all who have supported the football program.
“I just want to thank all the wonderful people that have supported CCHS football throughout my time spent on the field and what a privilege it was to coach their kids. I will miss the kids,” Robinson said.