YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown field hockey coach Bernadette Gannon is retiring from coaching hockey after 26 years, the last five spent at Yorktown.
Gannon, who coached the Huskers to 23 victories during her time at Yorktown, said she wants to spend more time with her family.
“I have decided to retire from coaching field hockey,” Gannon said. “As difficult as it is to leave my players and the field-hockey field, I really miss spending time with my own kids.”
This year, the Huskers went 6-8-3 against a tough schedule to earn the No. 10 seed in the Section 1, Class B Tournament. There, they faced host No. 7 Brewster in the opening round, falling 1-0 in a highly competitive game.
From that squad, junior goalie Addy Araneo, was named All-Section and All-Elite, and senior Kelsey McDonnell earned All-League and All-Elite Honorable Mention honors.
Gannon also coached 19 seasons at Suffern and two years at Clarkstown North.
She won 186 games at Suffern, including the 2012 Section 1 Class A title game in overtime, beating traditional powerhouse Mamaroneck before defeating Kingston, also in overtime, in the opening round of the regional tournament.
Suffern’s victory over Mamaroneck was the first time a Rockland County team had won a sectional title in field hockey and, to this date, is still the only school across the river to do it.