Marysville News


Brunswick to take over Marysville program

Pending school board approval, Mark Brunswick will be the next baseball coach at Marysville High School.

He would replace John Carder, who resigned following this past season after accepting an assistant principal position at Marion Harding.

Brunswick attended Coldwater, where he played on the baseball team under his father, coach Lou Brunswick, and helped the Cavaliers win state titles in 1983 and 1984.

Lou Brunswick was inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1975.

The New York Mets selected Mark Brunswick in the third round of the amateur draft in 1984. He played seven years of professional baseball before becoming a coach and teacher.

He recently finished his 19th year of teaching social studies comprehension at Bellefontaine, where he was the baseball coach for 16 years and an assistant boys basketball coach for seven years.

He has been married to his wife, Gay, for 27 years. Their two children, MacKenzie, 17, and Benjamin, 13, are students at Bellefontaine.

Carder coached the Monarchs for six seasons, going 85-73. This spring, they won their first district title since 1992 by defeating Watkins Memorial 7-2 in a Division I final May 23.

Marysville also won 20 games for the first time since 1989, finishing 22-8 with a 10-1 loss to Gahanna in a regional semifinal May 30.

The Monarchs went 9-5 in the OCC-Central Division to tie Olentangy Liberty for second behind Thomas Worthington (11-3).

—Frank DiRenna