THOMASVILLE -- Off the court, Margie York used the greet-them-with-a-smile approach.
On the court, she had the fiery attitude that helped motivate her team to a pair of state AA championships.
It was that intensity, however, that York knew she couldn't continue with that has brought her away from the game.
On Monday, the Thomasville girls basketball coach resigned from her position.
"She has chosen not to continue due to personal reasons," said Thomasville city school superintendent Sabrina Boykins-Everett.
York will still serve with the school system as a P.E. teacher and as Thomasville's athletic director.
York leaves behind 21 years of coaching experience, 13 at Thomasville, that helped win two state titles with the Lady Bulldogs in 1997 and '98 as well as a runner-up finish in '94. York's Lady Bulldogs went to the state playoffs on 11 occasions, including last year, when they made it to the Class AA Final Four.
Those who worked with York will always remember her love she showed to her kids and the school.
"She's just an outstanding individual who was just devoted to the basketball program," said Thomasville principal Tom McCall.
"She just knows that she can't put into it what she needs to put it into it. She teaches discipline without being heavy handed. She's just really a class act.
"Individually, she's just a nice person. The kids love her. The students love her."
Everett said a decision on an interim or permanent head coach has not been made yet. She said her and the athletic committee are scheduled to meet today to discuss the head-coaching vacancy.
York's assistant coach, Walter Strickland, has been coordinating practices all week. Everett is confident whoever fills the position, will be the right person for the job.
"We look forward to a successful team," Everett added.
York refused to comment on her resignation.
This Week's Circulars
- Six suspects arrested, two pounds of drugs seized
- Two dead in Grady County wreck
- Box-cutter wielding assault suspect still at large
- Thomasville native Council promoted to major general
- Chastain kicks off District 2 City Council candidacy by listening
- My long journey back home
- Fond memories of The Bottom recalled at documentary premiere
- City abuzz with two local film productions
- Joiner to represent Thomas County at Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant
- Treehouse fundraiser Oakfest ready to take the stage again
COVID-19 vaccine survey
Mary Rose Tolbert passed away June 13, 2021, after a lengthy period of declining health. She was born in Bedford, England, on March 11, 1943. She dedicated herself to raising three boys, who she loved completely. She was a talented cook and baker, and enjoyed sports, the outdoors, fishing, a…
Mrs. Helen T. Flowers, 79, of Seale, AL passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at her home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm (EST) Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Vance Brooks Funeral Home in Phenix City, AL with Rev. Brady Baird and Rev. Sammie Turner officiating. The family will receive fr…
Dorothy Eleanor Mercer passed away on June 9, 2021 at Archbold Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 18, 1932, in Pavo to the late Early Byrd Wood and to the late Nellie Deen Wood. She was married to Eugene Mercer who precedes her in death. Survivors include her children, Leon David Mc…