Perrysburg’s Schrock resigns as coach, teacher

File photo: Mark Schrock
coacheshis team last season. 3/10/2009 (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)

PERRYSBURG — Long-time Perrysburg High School girls basketball coach and teacher Mark Schrock has
resigned from both positions, athletics director Ray Pohlman confirmed Tuesday.
Pohlman said Tuesday that Schrock stepped down for “personal reasons.”
The announcement was made official at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.
Schrock was unavailable for comment Tuesday evening, but a person answering the phone at his residence
said he would no longer be coaching due to personal reasons. The person also asked for the family’s
privacy to be respected.
Schrock’s assistant, Todd Sims, was named interim head coach. That decision was made just recently, Sims
said. Perrysburg’s first game is Nov. 28.
Schrock was still listed as the head coach on the team’s Web site Tuesday night.
“It was initial shock just because I wasn’t expecting it,” Sims said. “But I’ve been here. I’m used to
being here. When I’m here in the gym, it’s just like it’s always been. It’s just that Mark’s not here.
That’s different, obviously.”
Schrock was entering his 20th season as head coach of the Yellow Jackets, compiling a record of 302-126.
He led Perrysburg to four Northern Lakes League championships, including last season when his team went
20-0 in the regular season and advanced to the Division I regional final.
Last year’s team set the school record for most wins in a season with 24 and Schrock was named the
District VII coach of the year.
In 2008, Schrock was named the Division I Ohio coach of the year by the Ohio High School Basketball
Coaches’ Association as well as the Northwest District coach of the year by the Associated Press. He was
named the NLL coach of the year three times.
Schrock is a 1978 graduate of Smithville High School and a 1982 graduate of Bowling Green State
University. He was in his 28th year of teaching English at Perrysburg High School. Schrock has been
married to his wife, Karen, for 24 years and has three children.
Sims has been an assistant coach for the Perrysburg girls basketball team and football team for the past
21 years. He also coached softball for two years and track for one year.
He played basketball under former Perrysburg boys coach Larry Clark, being named captain his senior year
as well as first-team All-NLL in 1984.
Sims is the third coach in the history of the program. He served as an assistant for the program’s
original coach, Kathy Freese.
“Of course, I’m excited,” Sims said. “I’m going to miss him (coach Schrock).”
“No one loves Perrysburg more than me. I’ll do the very best I can to make sure we keep rolling like we
have been,” he added.
Although Sims was named interim head coach, he said he plans on staying at Perrysburg into the future.

“We’re evaluated after every season like everybody else is but my plan is to be here for a long time,”
Sims said.

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