After 14 years as Dunbar's baseball coach, Don Gilbert has decided to take a break.
"I have decided to leave now and watch my son, who is a rising senior baseball college prospect player at Glen Burnie High School," Gilbert said. "I have not had the opportunity to see him play that much, so I need to leave coaching at Dunbar to do so."
The Poets went 17-1 this past season and ranked No. 15 in The Baltimore Sun's final baseball poll. Gilbert said it was his best "team" because it had "a little less talent, but great chemistry."
Gilbert compiled a career record of 161-69. He will continue to teach social studies and history at Dunbar.
He said that after his son graduates next year, he'll begin looking for another coaching job, this time in the college ranks.
"I feel I am ready for the jump to college," Gilbert said. "I just hope someone gives me a shot."