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Berre leaves classroom but stays as coach
January 22, 2014By gary pina of North Dallas High School Booster Club
North Dallas soccer coach George Berre has turned the program into a "state championship contender."
North Dallas soccer coach George Berre is leaving the classroom Friday, but will remain as the team's head coach.
"I am leaving because my heart is no longer in the classroom," Berre said in an email. "I love coaching, but it's not fair to my students to have a teacher who isn't as passionate about the classroom as they are the athletic field.
"I loved being a Bulldog and I will always will remember my days here."
Berre has been at North Dallas High for 8 1/2 years.
Athletic director Carlton Dixon said Principal Dinnah Escanilla approved having Berre remain as head coach.
"We are the premier soccer program in the Dallas ISD," Dixon said. "Coach Berre has done an outstanding job turning this program into a state championship contender."
Berre, who won his 100th game last season as head coach, estimates he has won "close to 125 and 130" games at North Dallas. Berre also coached the cross country team the past few years, and led them to a district title, snapping Adamson's 15-year win streak as district champs.
The Bulldogs soccer team finished 20-4-1 last season and advanced to the regional round last season for the first time.
North Dallas (3-1) took third place in the Waxahachie tournament last weekend. The team's next game is against Burleson on Jan. 23 in the Ennis 287 tournament.
Soccer coach George Berre with son River.