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Fri. March 11, 2011 | Bryan Burns

Ed McComiskey, who spent 14 seasons as the Ridgewood boys soccer coach, has decided to step down. McComiskey informed his team Thursday night at an end-of-the-year soccer banquet.

Prior to his retirement, McComiskey was the second-longest tenured boys soccer coach in Pasco County, trailing only Land O'Lakes veteran coach Mark Pearson.

"I decided to resign after the season for health reasons," McComiskey said.

McComiskey guided Ridgewood to the playoffs in 2003 and 2006. In 2003, the Rams won a district title and advanced to the Class 3A regional tournament, where they defeated Lake Region 3-2 before falling 3-1 to Lake Howell. Other than Steve Houle, who coached the 1986 Rams team to the state semifinals, McComiskey is the only boys soccer coach in Rams' history to win a postseason game.

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