WARSAW – The highly-successful run of WCHS boys soccer coach Scott Bauer is over.
Bauer, who took a personal leave of absence late in the regular season this fall, has resigned as coach of the Tigers.
The Tigers, under Bauer, won six straight regional championships from 2008-2013. The 2012 team was Class 2-A state runner-up and the 2013 squad lost in the semi state semifinal match. The Tigers were also a state finalist under Bauer in 2010.
“There are not too many soccer programs that can match the consistent success demonstrated by our program under coach Bauer,” said WCHS Athletic Director Dave Anson in a phone interview today. “Scott did a tremendous job getting the most out of his players and creating a solid unit.
“His knowledge of the game and his zest for it were tremendous and we are thankful for his service.”
The Tigers lost 2-1 to Plymouth in a semifinal match of the Plymouth Sectional on Oct. 8 to conclude the 2014 season with a record of 7-5-5. Frank Courtois, the Warsaw JV coach, served as the varsity interim coach of the Tigers for the final three regular season games and the sectional with Bauer on a leave of absence.
Anson said that the coaching position has been posted and that several people have expressed interest in it. The school will move forward with filling the position once the posted time for the job has expired.
Bauer is still employed by the school corporation as a Mental Health Therapist.