Hannibal football coach Mark St. Clair is retiring after 20 seasons as head coach and 28 years in the Pirate football program.
The announcement came at an early afternoon press conference Wednesday. St. Clair said a lot of thought went into the decision. "Thinking about all the things I've been through in the last three years and I think its time to do something for myself." St. Clair said when asked about the decision.

Over St. Clair’s 20 seasons as head coach the Pirates won 170 games. The Pirates reached the quarterfinals four times, the semifinals once and the state championship game once. The 2016 Pirates went 10-3 and reached the Class 4 quarterfinals where they lost 28-21 to eventual Class 4 Champion Kearney. Mark St. Clair will also be inducted into the Missouri Football Coach’s Hall of Fame this year. In addition to his time as an assistant football coach and as head coach, St. Clair was also Hannibal’s head track coach for 27 years.