Coldwater Hall of Fame baseball coach Brunswick dies

COLDWATER — Coldwater High School has lost a second legendary coach in the last two weeks with the death of Lou Brunswick.

Brunswick was Coldwater’s baseball coach from 1959 to 1993. His teams had a 750-166 record.

The Cavaliers went to 10 state baseball tournaments in those 35 seasons and won state championships in 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990 and 1992. They were also state runner-up in 1977 and 1991.

Coldwater won 20 Midwest Athletic Conference championships and two Western Buckeye League titles during Brunswick’s career.

He is a member of the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the ACME League Hall of Fame.

Brunswick, 93, was a 1948 graduate of St. Henry High School and played three years of minor league baseball. Brunwick’s passing came a little over a week after that of Brian Harlamert, who coached two state champions, two state runner-ups and had more than 500 career victories as Coldwater’s baseball coach from 1998-2022.

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