The Superintendent and CEO of the Sandusky City Schools, Dr. Eugene T. W. Sanders made the announcement Tuesday.
Sharp received a unanimous recommendation from the athletic selection committee of Dennis Muratori, the school’s chief of staff and transformation officer, Athletic Director Shawn Coakley, SHS principal Dan Poggiali and incoming principal Ted Caleris.
“We’ve made a decision with regard to our boys basketball program,” Sanders said. “We decided it was in the best interest of the program to move quickly. We decided moving quickly in the best interest of the student-athletes. I’m choosing to be more proactive.”
Sharp is a 1998 graduate of Sandusky and is currently a teacher at the Sandusky Middle School.
He has been an educator in the Sandusky City Schools for the past eight years.
Sharp has been very active as a teacher and coach for many years, and also served as the assistant Athletic Director for the middle school for one year and spent four years as the assistant middle school coach.
Sharp also served four years as the freshman boys coach, the position he held most recently. He’s also had previous stints as the eighth grade football coach, middle school volleyball coach and assistant middle school basketball coach.
“Coach Sharp has experience and is familiar with the our student-athletes, and is committed to the Blue Streak tradition of pride and excellence in both the classroom and on the court” Coakley said.
Sandusky hasn’t had a winning season since 2006-07 when it finished 16-7. The Blue Streaks finished the 2012-13 season with a record of 3-20.
With more than 1,000 wins all-time, Sandusky is in the top 50 in Ohio history for most wins. Sharp will inherit a young roster that had just four seniors last season.
“I have known Mr. Sharp as both a student, teacher and coach,” Poggiali said. “We have a dedicated and committed Blue Streak in charge of our basketball program, and our student-athletes will compete in the classroom and on the field of competition.”
Sharp will assume responsibility for the program immediately and was introduced to the team at a workout Tuesday.