Mark Brungard steps down at Poland

POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) - Poland Seminary High School Head Football Coach Mark Brungard announced today that he officially tendered his resignation as Head Football Coach to school officials.

Coach Brungard has guided the program over the past eleven years to an 88-37 record during his tenure, which was highlighted by nine straight trips to the OHSAA Football playoffs and four league titles. Coach Brungard has also established himself as having the most win's in the school's proud history.

"I've known Mark for the past ten years, and he has always been a genuine, caring person for the Poland Bulldog program and the community," said Brian Banfield, Athletic Administrator for the Poland Local Schools. "I would want Mark to know that he has been a tremendous role model for his players and all scholar-athletes at Poland Seminary High School." He fulfilled those duties in a manner that would make every Bulldog fan proud. Our best wishes and gratitude are extended to Coach Brungard and his family for their many sacrifices on behalf of the Poland Football Program."

"It has been my honor and blessing to coach a game I love, at a place I love with people I love. The past 11 years has been a blast for me and my family. I have countless people to thank, from the community, the administration, my coaching staff and our supportive parents; Poland is an awesome place to work. But most importantly, I am indebted to the young men I have coached. Without them I wouldn't be a coach. I have had the privilege to coach some of the greatest young men and leaders our valley has to offer. My primary mission has never been wins or loses, but in seeing boys turn into men that lead in their families, communities, businesses and beyond. With that in mind I feel proud of what we have accomplished here."-Coach Brungard

The district expects to accept Brungard's resignation at its board of education meeting Monday, November 23rd and then start the process of filling the position.


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