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After a 9-12 season, Todd Turnwald’s contract as Ottoville’s head boys basketball coach will not be renewed, and Fort Jennings head coach Keith Utendorf has been named his successor.
Turnwald spent six years leading the Big Green, compiling a 45-91 record. Turnwald now has a 113-131 overall record with stops at both Ottoville and Columbus Grove.
The Big Green struggled adjusting to Turnwald’s system during his first season, finishing with a 3-17 record. Ottoville then went 8-15 during both the ’12-’13 and ’13-’14 seasons. Turnwald led Ottoville to his only winning season with the Big Green during the ’14-’15 season, with an 11-10 record, before slumping to a 3-20 record in ’15-’16.
Utendorf leaves Fort Jennings after four seasons, where he led the Musketeers to a 24-70 record during his tenure. The Musketeers finished the ’16-’17 season with an 8-15 record. Fort Jennings returns a talented roster for next season, with All-PCL performers Brandon Wehri, Ian Finn, and Luke Trentman all returning.
There are now three area schools with boys basketball coaching vacancies, with two in the Putnam County League. To view the entire list of area coaching changes, click here.