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Ron Belinko reflects on 46 years in athletics and education

Ron Belinko reflects on 46 years in athletics and education

Ron Belinko spent a lot of time at high school games over the last 21 years, despite the heavy load of office work and meetings that came with being coordinator of athletics for the Baltimore County Public Schools.

He never could let go of the student-athletes who remained the focus of everything he did over a 46-year career as a teacher, coach, athletic director and central office administrator with the county.

Belinko, who will retire Friday, found no better measure of how well he did his job than seeing it all come together on the field.

"It's very important to be visible," Belinko said, "because if you're in an office all the time and running the...

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