Jeff Boulware has been named baseball coach at Watterson High School.

A 1998 graduate of Watterson, Boulware replaces longtime coach Scott Manahan, who retired after 34 seasons, including 25 with the Eagles. Boulware was an assistant under Manahan the past three seasons after spending 15 seasons at Worthington Kilbourne, including six as coach. He compiled a 74-74 record with the Wolves from 2010-15.

Under Boulware, Kilbourne had winning seasons in 2010 (18-7), 2011 (14-12), 2012 (13-11) and 2015 (16-10).

“We are very happy for Jeff and his family as he starts this new chapter at Watterson,” athletics director Doug Etgen said. “We are very confident in his knowledge of the game, his ability to manage a program and continue the tradition of success we’ve enjoyed for many years.”

Manahan had two stints as coach at Watterson. The first was 16 seasons (1992-2007) and the second was nine (2011-19). He has a career record of 640-283 with one state, four regional, 12 district and 19 league titles.

This spring, Watterson went 21-7 overall and 6-2 in the CCL to earn a share of the league title with DeSales and Hartley. The Eagles closed the season with a 7-4 loss to Granville in a Division II district final.

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