As an alumna and former Bob Lantzy student, the news of his retirement from football Wednesday, marks the end of an era and comes with mixed emotions.
I immediately feel happiness for Lantzy’s wife Joan, and for the many more hours she’ll gain with her 65-year-old husband who retired from teaching at Ike a few years ago, and sadness for all the former students who have such fond memories of the winning coach and the future students who will never Lantzy's infectious enthusiasm.
Lantzy has as the only coach in the .
On Wednesday evening, at a postseason banquet at, Lantzy handed out awards and thanked the coaching staff for a great year. He announced his retirement at the end of the speech, according to The Macomb Daily.
He also announced the retirement of three Eagles jersey numbers: No. 17 for Joe Youngblood; No. 13 for Joe DiGiorgio and No. 47 for , MI Prep Zone reported.
Lantzy is going out with a bang after leading the varsity team to the championship plus and this season.