By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/28/11
Randy McNeil, who guided Abington to five straight Suburban One National Conference championships with undefeated league records, has resigned as head coach for personal reasons.
McNeill led the Ghosts to a 15-7 mark this year and took them to the District 1 quarterfinals. His overall record in nine seasons was 120-66. In his last five seasons, he was 84-26 and an amazing 52-0 in the National Conference.
McNeil led Abington to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament in 2010 when the Ghosts placed fourth in District 1. They fell to rival La Salle, in the first round of the PIAA tourney, 11-10.
McNeil said he was leaving his post due to time commitments and work-related reasons.
McNeil turned around a struggling program, which was 4-10 in 2002, the year before he arrived as head coach.
“It was a wonderful job and I had a great relationship with all the kids,” he said. “We had a great run and I think it’s something that will continue.
“This year’s team loses only four seniors and two starters.”
McNeil said this year’s team was one of the most enjoyable since the squad was young and had to overcome the loss of sophomore standout Matt Rambo (transferred to La Salle).
“We lost a lot of kids, but others had the opportunity to step up and they got a lot of good looks,” he said.