After more than 30 seasons and 600 wins, Scott Manahan has announced that he’ll be stepping down as Watterson High School baseball coach at the end of this season.
Manahan told his players and their families March 17 and posted an announcement of his decision March 18 on his Twitter page.
“It has been a wonderful 33 years, from my time at Ontario to Watterson and a quick stop at Hamilton Township and to finish a 24-year run at the greatest high school that God ever created,” the post read.
Manahan said in the announcement that he’ll become the school’s alumni director and will be in charge of fundraising.
After coaching Watterson to the 1997 Division II state championship during a tenure that lasted from 1992-2007, Manahan was Hamilton Township’s coach from 2008-10 before returning to the Eagles in 2011.
He earned his 600th career victory May 13, 2017, and enters this season with 619 wins.
Last season, the Eagles were 18-10 and district runners-up.
Manahan has won 18 league championships, 12 district titles and four regional championships. He was named state Coach of the Year in 1995, ’97 and 2003.
In 2005, he was inducted into both the Central District Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
“(I) look forward to one last ride with this team and anticipating a great season,” Manahan said.