A reflective Dan Gandin was in his U-32 Classroom Thursday. He has no regrets with his decision to step away from coaching after 40 years.
"I think the worst thing you can do in any occupation whether its coaching or teaching, whatever it is, is to stay too long," Gandin said.
Gandin stuck around long enough to make 8 trips to the state championship game, Winning 4 along the way. The first one coming on a near buzzer beater in 1992 against Milton.
"Not only was it the first championship for U-32 and for me, but just the way it ended, it was special. But they were all special in one way or another," Gandin said.
U-32 won't be Gandin's only rooting interest after his coaching career. He'll be cheering for that next coach to come along and top his 634 victories to become the state's new all time wins leader.
"One of the most impressive people that I never met, is Jean Robinson, and I would love to meet her someday," Gandin said. "She said in the paper when I broke her record that he 'certainly deserves it, because I know how much time goes into it'."
Time is what we have to look back on Dan Gandin's accomplishments as he now has extra time on his hands.
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