HARRISBURG -- Cumberland Valley head coach Tim Rimpfel has announced his retirement, the school announced Monday.
Rimpfel has been the head coach at Cumberland Valley since 1989. He has also been a head coach at Trinity and Bishop McDevitt.
"After 43 years coaching and 24 years as head coach at Cumberland Valley, I simply feel it is time for me to enjoy my retirement with my wife, Liz, and my daughters, Callie and Katie," said Rimpfel in a statement. "I am thankful for the support I have received from the Cumberland Valley School District community and all of my great assistant coaches throughout the years in order to develop a great football program. Our athletes at CV have always been dedicated and disciplined, and have had a desire to succeed. I appreciate all of my former players and wish the program well in the future."
Rimpfel earned his 300th career win in 2012 -- a milestone only ten other head coaches in the state have achieved, according to the school.
The Eagles finished 8-4 in 2012. The team ended its season with a 47-28 loss to Harrisburg on Saturday in the District 3-AAAA quarterfinals.
He finishes his career with a record of 307-100. Rimpfel won the PIAA state championship with Cumberland Valley in 1992.
"Words can't describe the respect and admiration that I have for Tim Rimpfel as a coach, mentor, and friend," said Mike Craig, Cumberland Valley athletic director in a statement. "He is not only respected throughout Pennsylvania as a football coach but he is an outstanding educator and great husband and father to his family. I hope now that he can enjoy his retirement with his family."
Rimpfel, a graduate of Bishop McDevitt, has also coached team Pennsylvania in the Big 33 Classic and is a member of the West Shore Chapter PA Sports Hall of Fame.