Micky Sullivan has been the head coach at Fork Union Military Academy for nearly three decades.
"I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world," says Sullivan, "who gets up every morning and does exactly what he wanted to do when he was about 12."
After 28 years, and nearly 200 wins, Sullivan will be stepping down as head coach at the end of the season.
"This is it," says Sullivan. "It's time."
Sullivan has sent countless players to the college level and beyond in his time at FUMA.
Senior RB/LB T.J Dudley says, "He knows every coach, probably, on the east coast, and every coach on the east coast knows him."
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg and safety Malcolm Cook will both play Division I ball next season.
"He teaches you more about life, than football," says the UVA commitment Cook. "I love that."
Hackenberg will play quarterback at Penn State next year, and says, "He's like a father figure to me. I'm definitely going to miss coach Sullivan, and I'm honored to be a part of his last team."
While Sullivan has kept it business as usual during the farewell tour, the FUMA players would like to send their coach out with a state championship.
Dudley says, "It'd be amazing. It would probably be the best ending you could ask for in the legacy of Coach Sullivan."
Hackenberg adds, "We did it my sophomore year, it was special, and going out and leaving with it would be special."
"Everybody likes to go out on top, but it'd be nicer for a whole bunch of seniors to have a chance to win a state championship," says Sullivan.
The Blue Devils will play their final game of the regular season Friday at home against Woodberry Forest.
Micky Sullivan will remain at FUMA as the athletic director at the end of this season.
Mike Shiers joined the NBC29 News Team as a weekend sports anchor in September of 2009. Email