KALIDA — After 32 years serving as the only boys varsity soccer coach in school history, Mark Czubik has submitted his resignation at Kalida.
He compiled a 406-127-79 record, winning 12 Putnam County League titles, eight PCL coach of the year awards, 12 district championships and a pair of regional titles, resulting in state final four berths in 2001 and 2002.
In addition, Czubik was district and state coach of the year in 2001, earned the Ron Pinsenchaum Award for Sportsmanship
and Integrity in 2006 and the OSSCA Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award in 2010.
He also received the Albert Laux Award from the Northwest District Coaches after coaching 20 years and winning 200 games at the same school.
Czubik said it was “just the right time for me to go. I think I have taken the program as far as I can take it.”
The 63-year-old hopes Kalida can find somone else younger to take over who has played at the high school and college level and maybe with a least some coaching experience.
“I have enjoyed the experience immensively,” Czubik said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better situation.”
“The Kalida Athletic Department wants to congratulate Coach Czubik for his years of service and commitment to building up and maintaining the level of excellence in the soccer program at Kalida,” a Kalida Athletic Department news release said. “Coach Czubik set high standards each season for his teams and the consistency and winning his teams did over the years shows how respected he was by his players.
“We would also like to thank his family for their support, especially his wife, Lynn. We know that being a coach requires a great deal of time and effort away from family and we want to thank the entire Czubik family for this sacrifice and time to the program as well throughout the years.”
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