Brian Cromwell will not return for a 10th season as DeSales High School girls basketball coach, he confirmed March 20.
According to Cromwell, he along with principal Dan Garrick and athletics director Tom Neubert informed the team March 19 of the administration’s decision to seek a new coach.
“It’s tough leaving but it’s been a lot of fun,” said Cromwell, who went 119-94 overall and 37-30 in the CCL, sharing league championships in 2011-12 and 2012-13 and winning the outright title in 2013-14. “Of the eight CCL titles in program history, we won three of them. We accomplished a lot. I’ve worked with great groups of girls over the years. I’m going to miss and cherish all of those memories at the same time.”
The Stallions went 6-17 overall and 1-6 in the CCL this season, losing to Upper Arlington 37-19 in the first round of the Division I district tournament.
DeSales won a Division II district championship in 2011-12.
Cromwell brought stability to a program that had four coaches in five seasons before he was hired. Cromwell was a girls assistant coach for four seasons and an assistant for the boys team for two years before taking over as girls head coach.
Cromwell plans to continue as the football team’s offensive coordinator, a role he has held for all but one season since 2007.