Frank Neitzey, head football coach and athletic director at McNamara High School the past 18 years, yesterday announced he will resign in June. Neitzey's teams compiled a 106-67-6 record, won Metro Conference titles in 1973 and 1981 and captured the city championship in 1973.

"I'm moving to Daytona Beach {Fla.}. It was 83 degrees there yesterday and I hope it's still sunny when we get there," said Neitzey, 45. "This is basically a family move. . . . I say, if you have to move, move where it is warm. My {three} kids are gone to college and since I put in 18 years here {and taught physical education at McNamara for 22 years}, maybe it's time for someone to have a chance to coach."

Neitzey, whose team finished 7-3-1 last season, said he hopes to have a teaching/coaching position in Daytona Beach by September.

"I've enjoyed it and will miss this area," he said. "I've had fun with the staff here, the kids and, although I'm disappointed at those one-point losses, I had a great time. But I guess we won our share of one-pointers, too. Winning those championships was special. We beat Anacostia at RFK Stadium in '73 {10-7} and won that playoff game with DeMatha to win the Metro in '81. And beating H.D. Woodson three straight years was special. They were so big, but we were able to win the games."

Neitzey said he still remembers some anxious moments from big games with his chief conference rivals Archbishop Carroll and Coach Maus Collins and DeMatha and Coach Bill McGregor.

"Hey, if we had made that first down at midfield, we could have run out the clock and beaten Carroll in '85 but . . . ," Neitzey said. "But we had good moments in other games."

Neitzey was especially pleased with the efforts of his last few teams.

"I think we overachieved the last few years {23-5-2 for the last three seasons} but the kids just played very well," Neitzey said. "Kids today are much smarter, bigger, better athletes. They won some tough games."

No one has been named to succeed him yet, he said.