Taylor Harle has stepped down after three seasons as coach of the Dublin Jerome boys golf team.

Harle, who resigned Jan. 6, guided the Celtics to the Division I state championship each of his three seasons.

Jerome has won nine state titles in 16 seasons overall and last fall had an individual state medalist for the second time in program history, as junior Tyler Groomes shot a 142 over two rounds at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course to edge runner-up Maxwell Moldovan of Uniontown Green by two strokes for the title.

As a team last fall, Jerome had a two-round total of 607 to finish 12 strokes ahead of runner-up Akron Hoban.

Also last season, the Celtics won district, sectional and OCC-Cardinal Division titles.

“At this time, there are some other aspects of my life that I want to focus on,” Harle said. “I’m starting a master’s program in February and I’m getting married in June. I want to make sure I’m giving all my attention to my teaching, my continued education and my future wife who has been unbelievably supportive through all of this.”

Harle is in his fifth season as a member of Jerome’s boys basketball coaching staff but plans to continue to serve in that capacity.

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