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Sherri Retif

Coach Sherri Retif has more than 600 career victories. During her tenure, the Patriots secured the Inter-Academic Athletic League championship in 18 years and appeared in the PAISAA Tournament championship game in six of the seven years since the organization’s inception, including a run of three consecutive state titles. During the 2017-18 season, Retif became the only Inter-Ac basketball coach -- male or female -- to win 18 titles.

Memorable highlights for Coach Retif include the 2002, 2007 and 2009 seasons:

  • The ’09 Patriots completed the season with a 31-0 record and were recognized in three different national post-season polls including a ranking of 8thin the nation by MaxPreps.
  • In 2002, the 25-2 Patriots finished the season ranked No. 1 in the East and No. 8 in the nation (USA Today).
  • The 2007 team completed the season ranked No. 17 in the country (Sports Illustrated) and No. 1 in Southeastern PA (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Retif's Patriots most recently won the Inter-Ac Championship in 2018.

Before arriving at GA, Retif coached at the Ursuline Academy, New Orleans where her team captured back-to-back city championships. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Retif played basketball for the Tulane University Green Wave. She was inducted into Tulane's Hall of Fame in 1998 and selected to the Tulane All-Quarter Century team in 2001. Her career coaching record is 627-176. 

In November, 2013 Retif was inducted into the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame.