During Craig Zesiger’s six years as coach, the Dublin Jerome High School boys golf team earned Division I state titles in his first three seasons, a runner-up finish in 2015 and a third-place finish last fall.

The Celtics, who posted a record of 1,502-102 during that time and won league titles in each of those six seasons, will have a new coach next season after Taylor Harle took over in March.

Zesiger, who will remain a teacher at Jerome, stepped down because of classes he’ll be taking in the evenings.

“With the amount of travel the team does, it wouldn’t be feasible with my course load,” Zesiger said. “I’m pursuing some other career opportunities. I’m also going to be getting married in the middle of the golf season, so those are two big reasons.

“Taylor is a great young man who played for Olentangy and Otterbein. I’ll still be here to support the program.”

Harle, a 2009 Olentangy graduate, was Jerome’s junior varsity coach for two seasons and spent last fall as the program’s varsity B coach.

“It’s a great opportunity,” Harle said. “Ever since I was in high school, Dublin Jerome was known as an outstanding program and I look forward to continuing that tradition. In a community like Dublin, a lot of the kids have their own swing coaches and play on great courses. I’d like to help them from the mental side and help them know in the offseason what they need to do to prepare.”

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