Created on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 Written by MATT HAMMOND
Eyink steps down as head coach to take position at Ft. Recovery
Kevin Eyink is leaving Indian Lake to take a job closer to home.
Eyink, who served as the Lakers’ head baseball coach for the last four seasons, resigned from his coaching and teaching positions at the Logan County school to accept a teaching opening at Ft. Recovery. He also plans on being an assistant in the baseball program there.
Eyink’s resignation was announced during Monday’s Indian Lake Board of Education meeting.
“I live in Coldwater and was driving almost an hour to and from school,” said Eyink. “A job came open at Ft. Recovery, which is about a 15-minute drive. It was difficult to leave Indian Lake, but it came down to this being a better situation for me and my family.”
A graduate of Coldwater High School, Eyink captured Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division titles in three of his four seasons with the Lakers.
“I have a lot of good memories coaching at Indian Lake,” said Eyink. “Winning the Mad River division three times definitely stands out to me. I enjoyed developing relationship with the players.
“We also were able to send some players to the college level, and that was exciting.”
Indian Lake went 14-13 under Eyink in 2010, 15-8 in 2011, 17-7 in 2012 and 12-12 this spring.
“I felt good about where the program was heading,” said Eyink. “I think we had things moving in the right direction.”