First published in the May 21 print issue of the Glendale News Press.
Glendale High School’s varsity baseball head coach Marcus Whithorne has decided to step down after four seasons at the helm to be with his family.
“My wife and I are expecting our first child in October and it just became abundantly clear that I do not want to miss a single thing in my young daughter’s life,” Whithorne said. “I just made the best choice not only for the program and the direction it’s going but for my young family and I.”
Whithorne led the Nitros to their second winning season since 2004 with an 11-9 record while finishing with a 32-37 overall record during his four-year career. (The Nitros also finished 5-2 in the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened year).
“Glendale is something that the district should be proud of, this program especially,” Whithorne said. “I am proud of what we built, I am proud with some of the victories we were able to have this season and I am confident next year, with the senior-heavy group that we’re going to have that we’re going to be right where we were this year — competing in every league matchup.”
Despite departing as baseball’s head coach, Whithorne will continue to teach AP human geography and United States history at Glendale.