Jon Bowersox has resigned as Penns Valley’s baseball coach after two seasons leading the program.
The Rams went 10-26 under Bowersox, who said the time commitment started to wear on him.
“A lot more goes into it than people realize,” Bowersox said Tuesday. “The hours that you spend preparing, and I think I just need to step down and take a break. It had nothing to do with the kids. It didn’t have anything to do with the parents.”
Bowersox spent two years as a varsity assistant before becoming the head coach. The Penns Valley grad said he’ll miss the players more than anything. Bowersox enjoyed the experience, but he worked a lot of late nights on game days during a long season that started with workouts in the first week of January.
In Bowersox’s second season this spring, the Rams lost their first seven games before winning six of their next eight matchups. Penns Valley then ended the season on a three-game losing streak to finish with a 6-12 record.
Bowersox said he may want to coach again in the future, but for now, he’s looking forward to watching his three grandsons play in Little League.
“It was fun for the four years that I did it,” Bowersox said. “I just talked to my wife, and we decided it was time.”