Casto returning to Riverheads

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Robert Casto is returning as the head football coach at Riverheads High School.

Casto confirmed the news to WHSV Tuesday morning via email.

News of Casto's return broke late Monday night when Your Augusta County Sports Podcast released an interview with Casto speaking about his decision to return to the Gladiators. The podcast is hosted by Joe Deck and Leland McCray and discusses sports in Augusta County.

The news was also been reported by Cody Elliott of the Daily News-Record.

Casto announced he was stepping down as Riverheads head coach earlier this year after leading the Gladiators to six state titles during 23 seasons on the sideline, including the last three Class 1A state championships.

Thad Wheeler was named as Casto's replacement in February but unexpectedly resigned from the position earlier this month.