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Rosebrook resigns as PH bowling coach

Rosebrook resigns as PH bowling coach

Patrick Henry bowling coach Barry Rosebrook resigned Tuesday after 20 years at his position.

His resignation will be accepted Monday at the Patrick Henry Local Schools June Board of Education Meeting.

Rosebrook started the bowling program at Patrick Henry. It was a club team first, before Patrick Henry and other local schools worked together to create their own league and state tournament.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association held its first state boys and girls tournaments in 2007.

Rosebrook helped the Patriots win a Northwest Ohio Athletic League championship in 2010, as well as having several teams qualify for districts and multiple individuals reach the state tournament.

Rosebrook is also the owner of Deshler Lanes — the home of Patrick Henry bowling.

“I feel this is necessary due to the lack of time I would have to commit to coach the bowling team,” Rosebrook said in a statement. “Deshler Lanes is like many other businesses that are struggling to find enough help to be fully staffed. This has caused me to work many extra hours at the lanes in addition to my full-time job.”

Rosebrook added: “With these extra hours of work, I feel it would be inappropriate for me to attempt to coach and not be able to commit the time and effort needed to give our team the best chance to be competitive and successful. I will continue to support and cheer for the Patriot bowling team and wish them the best as they look for success on and off the lanes.”

Last season, Patrick Henry’s boys bowling team had a league-best mark of 10-2 in NWOAL matches, before finishing third overall after the league tournament. The Patriots were also tournament runner-up the previous two seasons, qualifying for the 2020 Division II district tournament.

While Rosebrook coached both teams in practice, PH assistant coach Pat Woods handled match duties for the girls team, while Rosebrook stuck with the boys team.

The Lady Patriots were 3-9 in the NWOAL last season and were fourth out of seven teams at the league tournament.

Patrick Henry Athletics Director Ben George said: “Barry put his heart and soul into Patrick Henry bowling. From starting the program from scratch, to running a youth league, to mentoring our high school bowlers, Barry invested countless hours in the program.

“It has been an honor working with Barry over the past few years, and he is a class act and tremendous coach,” George added. “I wish him nothing but the best in the future, and he will still be actively involved with Deshler Lanes.

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