Spring Grove's Barry Streeter to retire after long run as Gettysburg College coach


After 42 years at Gettysburg College, head football coach Barry Streeter will retire at the end of 2017 season.

Streeter is a Spring Grove resident.

Barry Streeter

The school made the announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The all-time winningest and longest-tenured football coach in school history, Streeter took over as head coach in 1978 after serving as defensive coordinator for the previous three seasons. Over nearly four decades as head coach, he has amassed 195 victories, which ranks 28th in NCAA Division III history and 10th among current D-III head coaches. He is currently the longest-tenured head football coach in D-III.

Streeter led Gettysburg to three straight Centennial Conference titles from 1983-85, capped by an appearance in the NCAA D-III playoffs in 1985, when it reached the semifinals. That squad posted the only undefeated regular season in program history and finished 11-1-1. It also advanced deeper in the NCAA tournament than any Centennial Conference football team to this day.

Streeter's career record is 195-190-5, including a 2-4 mark this season.

Streeter has two sons, Jason and Brandon, who also excelled on the football field. Jason played football at Lehigh University, and Brandon — a current assistant football coach at 2016 NCAA Division I champion Clemson University — was a starting quarterback for Clemson.