(8-23-17)  The Ft. Loramie Board of Education made the following statement on the employment status of Baseball Coach Bill Sturwold after a public hearing last night.

“The board appreciates the community’s interest in Mr. Sturwold’s employment. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3313.153 Mr. Sturwold was not re-employed for the 2017-2018 school year. While the board is not required to provide a reason for not renewing Mr. Sturwold and commenting on personal decisions isn’t appropriate, the board based it’s decision on documentation set forth in his personnel file, as well as other personnel related issues that were discussed with Mr. Sturwold in meetings with the administration. As a result, he will not be returning to the district in that capacity.”

After he we as informed several days ago that he would not be rehired as the Redskins’ baseball coach, he released a statement:

“I have had more problems in the last two years with administrators and athletic directors than in my previous 23 years of coaching. I would like to thank my players and previous athletic directors and administrators for their support. I would like to thank the communities of Russia and Fort Loramie for the opportunity to coach their kids. I have absolutely no regrets.”

Sturwold, a 2013 inductee in the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, has coached for 19 years with a career record of 471-219, 14 league titles, 11 district titles, four regional titles and two state titles.

No one has been named to replace Sturwold as baseball coach at this time.

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