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Groton - Mike Emery, the most successful coach in Fitch High School football history, will announce his resignation tonight at the team's postseason banquet, according to an e-mail Emery sent Sunday night to local media outlets.
Emery, who will remain as one of the school's assistant principals, led the Falcons to the state playoffs this past season.
Emery is 16th on the state career coaching list with 195 wins. His teams at Montville and Fitch made the state playoffs seven times. They won six conference championships, two state championships and earned the state's No. 1 ranking (at Fitch) in 2000.
Emery spent seven seasons at Montville before taking the Fitch job before the 1992 season. He resigned in 2003 at Fitch and was hired again in 2008. He went 59-37-1 at Montville, leading the Indians to the 1985 state championship game, before a 136-44-1 mark at Fitch. He is 195-81-2 overall.