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Former BHS coach to lead Marysville’s baseball program



Former Bellefontaine High School baseball coach Mark Brunswick has been tabbed to take over the top spot at Marysville.

Marysville athletic director Joe Bline issued a press release Thursday announcing the hire, pending board approval.

“We are excited to have someone with Mark’s wealth of experience lead our baseball team,” said Bline.

Brunswick replaces John Carder, who stepped down after last season. His decision was related to a job move in which he accepted an assistant principal position at Marion Harding.

Carder led the Monarchs for six seasons, finishing with a career record of 85-73.

Marysville is coming off one of its best seasons in program history. The Monarchs went 22-8 and qualified to the Division I regional tournament. Marysville also won its first district title in 21 years and eclipsed 20 wins for the first time since 1989.

Brunswick led Bellefontaine for 15 seasons, leaving the program following the 2010 season. He won more than 300 games during his coaching career and took the Chiefs to the Division II state Final Four in 2004 and in 2006. Bellefontaine fell in the state semifinal game in each of those years.

He served as an assistant coach for the Bellefontaine varsity softball squad the last two years.

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