Mark Bagley

(4-1-19) Another Western Buckeye League school is looking for a new head boys basketball coach. Van Wert’s Mark Bagley has resigned after six seasons.

In the past week the WBL has lost a total of three head boys basketball coaches including Bagley, Bath’s Shawn Allen and St. Marys Craig Szymczak.

Year		WBL	Overall
2013-14- 	3-6	11-13
2014-15- 	2-7	 7-16 
2015-16- 	1-8	 7-17
2016-17- 	4-5	13-11
2017-18- 	5-4	13-11
2018-19- 	6-3	16-10 

Total		21-33	67-78 

From his resignation letter to the  board of education:

“The expectations I have put on myself and the program have affected me as losing has become too difficult and winning never seems to be enough.  I do not have any desire to coach again at any level or anywhere else. It is time for a new era of Cougar basketball.”

Bagley was a varsity assistant coach for 10 seasons with  coach Dave Froelich. His best season came this past season when the Cougars went 16-10 and made it to the District Final.

The next Van Wert Board of Education’s next meeting is  April 17th when his resignation will be acted on.

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