SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Longtime Corcoran girls basketball coach Jim Marsh has decided that it’s time for someone else to run the program. Marsh has resigned as head coach and informed the players of his decision just a short time ago.
Marsh’s career has been nothing short of spectacular. In 35 years, he has won more than 500 career varsity games. He is just the second girls’ coach in Section III history to reach that mark, joining Westhill’s Sue Ludwig.
During his time on the bench, Marsh led the Cougars to eight sectional titles and a pair of state championships in the 1990s.
In 2015, Marsh was diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer. He missed the following season, but then returned to the bench as his health improved.
NewsChannel 9 Sports Director Steve Infanti spoke with Marsh on the phone. He assured us that the decision has nothing to do with his health and he just feels like the program is in good shape and it is time for a change.
Marsh said, “We’ve covered our bases, we’ve crossed our T’s. We’re not being forced out. These kids have been kept safe. They’ve been given a good environment. It’s been done with integrity. There are no issues or questions about this program. I just have a sense of contentment that things are right. I’m okay with where I’m at.”
Marsh added that he’s leaving the door open to coaching again, maybe even as an assistant, but says he’ll never coach for a school that plays against Corcoran in the same division.
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