After 40 years of coaching, Charlotte Latin football coach Larry McNulty has finally decided to stop.
McNulty announced his retirement Tuesday. He'll work through the end of the school year and coach track this spring.
McNulty led his team to its eighth straight N.C. Independent Schools state football championship appearance last month and won more than 200 games.
"He's one of the most fantastic men and most talented coaches I've ever been around," Latin athletics director Jimmy Broadway said. "How to replace him? I don't even want to face trying to replace Larry McNulty."
Broadway said the school would begin a search for a replacement in January, saying he hoped to have a new coach in place by Feb. 1.
McNulty was unavailable for comment. His teams won 11 state championships, including five of the past eight. Over the past three seasons, his girls track teams have won three state titles and the boys have won two.