Former Marysville High School boys basketball coach Ryan Grose watches the action during a 2020-21 game. Grose, who resigned from the MHS position this past spring, has joined Jonathan Alder as a boys assistant coach. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
When Ryan Grose stepped down as Marysville High School’s boys varsity basketball coach, he told the Journal-Tribune he wasn’t done with the profession.
He was absolutely right and it didn’t take him very long to find a new position at a nearby school.
Grose resigned as the Monarchs’ head coach in the middle of April.
He had compiled a 112-140 record during 11 seasons at the Monarch helm and won an Ohio Capital Conference divisional title in 2019-20.
It was the Monarchs’ first boys basketball OCC crown in 20 years.
Grose has joined head coach Zach Ross’ staff at Jonathan Alder High School as an assistant coach.
“I had gotten to know coach Ross for the past couple of years he’s been at Jonathan Alder,” Grose told the newspaper on Thursday. “I heard he had an opening on his staff and reached out to him.”
Grose will continue to teach science at Marysville High School.
He will serve as Ross’ varsity assistant and help with both the JA varsity and junior varsity squads.
“We’ve been busy doing a lot of our summer schedule,” said Grose.
The former Monarch coach said he will have to get used to coaching in another conference.
Grose guided Marysville in the Ohio Capital Conference.
The Pioneers play in the Central Buckeye Conference.
“It’s going to be a little different getting to know the CBC,” said Grose. “However, several of Jonathan Alder’s non-conference games next year will be against OCC teams of which I am familiar.”
Grose said he’s getting back into coaching a little quicker than what he thought after resigning from the MHS position.
“However, I had a good conversation with coach Ross and everything worked out,” he said. “We’ve got a good group of guys who work hard at Jonathan Alder.
“They’ve had a good deal of recent boys basketball success,” said Grose.
“I just want to help them continue that and have some fun.”
Grose said he has no reservations about returning as an assistant coach after a lengthy period as the Monarchs’ boss.
“I was an assistant coach for nine years before I came to Marysville,” he said.
Grose was a men’s assistant coach for eight years on the collegiate level at Notre Dame College in northeastern Ohio and the University of Findlay.
His first coaching position was at North Canton Hoover High School after his college graduation.
“I know what a head coach needs from an assistant,” said Grose.