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Discussion Topic: Congrats Mark Niemann
Hank Kornblut added to this discussion on May 25, 2017

If I'm reading FB correctly, Mark has been hired as Head Coach for the Grandview Heights wrestling program.

Details?



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Mark Niemann added to this discussion on May 25, 2017

It's actually the Westland High School head wrestling coach but you are not far off. I think the two schools are within 15 miles of each other.

Along with the coaching position I also applied for, was offered, and accepted a 7th grade teaching position at Pleasant View Middle School. (It's a feeder School into Westland HS.)

I am excited about HS opportunity for teach and again coach. As it pertains to wrestling, I believe Westland has key pieces in place in order to be successful; a youth program with numbers, middle schools with good kids, and a wrestling room in the HS that can hold at least 50 kids. I'd like to test the room's breaking point. Hopefully it is 75-80 kids!!

Additionally, the school has solid tradition and capable alumni. My hope is to tap into those resources in order to revive the WHS wrestling program.

Stay tuned. We'll see what I and my team can do.



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Hank Kornblut added to this discussion on May 25, 2017

Awesome! I'm very happy for you although the ice business is losing a stud.

Best of luck moving forward.



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Michael Rodriguez added to this discussion on May 25, 2017

Congratulations Mark. When I first moved to Columbus, Westland was a strong program with multiple state qualifiers year in and year out, and placers a pretty regular occurrence...a couple state champs along the way. Since Coach Branham left, Westland has been waiting for the right person to take over. I have no doubt that you'll be successful over there. FYI, I live about five minutes away down Hilliard Rome Road, if you ever need a guess clinician???



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Justin Hayes added to this discussion on May 25, 2017

Outstanding!



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Pat Altvater added to this discussion on May 25, 2017

Great opportunity, Mark.

I know you will work your tail off for the kids, and be a great enthusiastic leader for the school and wrestling team!



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Ben Watson added to this discussion on May 25, 2017

Very happy for you Mark!



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Rick Wasmer added to this discussion on May 25, 2017

Congratulations !!



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Mark Niemann added to this discussion on May 25, 2017

Quote from Hank Kornblut's post:

"Awesome! I'm very happy for you although the ice business is losing a stud.

Best of luck moving forward."



I've been out of the ice business for a while. Did a short stint with RUDIS Athletic Apparel before jumping back into coaching and teaching.



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Jason Russell added to this discussion on May 26, 2017

Thomas More will be on the lookout! :)



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John Ice added to this discussion on May 30, 2017

Stay out of my business!



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John Ice added to this discussion on May 30, 2017

Stay out of my business!



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Hank Kornblut added to this discussion on May 30, 2017

Quote from John Ice's post:

"Stay out of my business!"



Well played, sir.



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Mark Cummings added to this discussion on May 31, 2017

Congrats and good luck on the new gig!!



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Mark Niemann added to this discussion on May 31, 2017

Quote from Mark Cummings's post:

"Congrats and good luck on the new gig!!"



Thanks, Mark. I appreciate it.

About the only issue I'm dealing with right now is the wait. For, "the waiting is the hardest part". - TP



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