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Sycamore baseball coach steps down

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Posted at 10:00 AM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 12:05:30-04

MONTGOMERY — Sycamore baseball coach Chris Shrimpton has announced his retirement as head baseball coach, but he will remain as a classroom teacher.

In addition to his head coaching duties, Shrimpton has also served as a junior varsity soccer coach, assistant cross country coach and freshman boys' basketball coach.

Shrimpton’s teams won one league title and was a three-time district champion. In addition, he coached numerous players who went on to compete at the collegiate level including Kevin Youkilis, a UC Hall of Fame Member, three-time MLB All-Star and two-time World Series champion.

“One of my dreams was to play Major League baseball," Shrimpton said. "I wasn't good enough to play at that level, but I believed I could teach young baseball players what I learned, not just about baseball, but about life and about being a good person. I think I've done that throughout my 31 years as the head baseball coach at Sycamore High School. Thank you Sycamore for giving me that opportunity.”

Sycamore was 5-19 and 3-15 in the Greater Miami Conference this spring. A search for a new head baseball coach will begin immediately.

“Coach Shrimpton has been a stable institution at Sycamore for over 30 years and has been an essential part of both the faculty and coaching staff during that time.  He is one of the most respected coaches in southwest Ohio and has been a class act on and off the field, “ Sycamore Athletic Director Phil Poggi said.  

Interested Candidates should send a resume, including coaching experience, letter of interest, and references to Athletic Director, Phi Poggi at poggip@sycamoreschools.org.  Questions may be directed to Phil Poggi at (513) 686-1770 ex 3210.  Application Deadline is Wednesday, May 25th. Teaching positions available include Social Studies.