Dolton steps down as Tennent coach
There was a time not too long ago when Glenn Dolton
was on vacation, when his
wife and three children were headed to the beach while he
stayed behind to watch DVDs of basketball drills and clinics.
"I turned a part-time job," he
said, "into a full-time job."
And with a daughter about to enter high school, a son in middle school and playing sports and another daughter in the third grade, Dolton
decided it was time, after nine seasons of mixed success in Warminster, to devote more of his
time and energy to them.He
letter of resignation to athletic director Lou Pacchioli on Monday.He
had broken the news to his
players last week at his
annual summer camp after initially broaching the subject with Pacchioli the week before.
"I've been in it for 20 years," Dolton
said."It was just one of those things where I'm just making sure I'm being with my own kids."Dolton
, 42, said the job had grown more difficult since he
first started, citing things like the preparation of scouting reports to monitoring players' academic progress to occasional difficult situations with fans.A physical education teacher at Upper Moreland Intermediate School, Dolton also said juggling these responsibilities was all the more tricky because he wasn't in the building around his players during the day.
"I'm sitting there thinking I'm really dealing with all of that stuff, and it was all I thought about," he
said."It was consuming me."Dolton
did make certain to say his
departure had nothing to do with his
players."I love the guys; I love the coaching," said Dolton, a head coach at Lower Moreland for four seasons before coming to Tennent.
In 1998-99, Dolton
took over a program that had been a bottom-feeder for much of the previous decade.While his
first team won just two games, the Panthers soon turned around.
gave an endorsement to Robert Mulville, a freshman team coach last season who was set to work with the junior varsity this winter, but it is not known whether Mulville will apply.
also said he
planned to coach again at some point.
said, "I'll be back in the near future."