Coach Lui Echerri Retiring After 36 Years

Coach Lui Echerri with his wife Lori.

The end of an era is near! Coach Lui Echerri is retiring at the end of the year after more than 36 years at Wellington Elementary School, the only school he has ever taught at.

“I started off as the youngest on staff, and now I am ending as the oldest on staff,” said Echerri, who considers the school his home. “I don’t know what I would have done without my WES family.”

Echerri met his first wife at the school and then was blessed with triplets who are now 32 years old. He has always enjoyed the job. “I get to play every day and interact with the children,” he said.

Echerri has been with his current wife Lori for the past seven years and has six grandchildren.

Known throughout the community, besides the Wellington Elementary School family, Echerri was the head coach for the Wellington Swim Team from 1981 to 2004, conducting practices before and after school. His dedication to children of all ages is apparent and will be missed.

Echerri is looking forward to creating more memories during his retirement, spending time with his family, playing golf and resting, but he will miss his school family.