FORTVILLE — Mt. Vernon may have finally found a long-term match to coach its baseball program.
Ryan Carr, a former MV assistant, was recently approved by the Mt. Vernon Community School Board Corporation as the Marauders’ fifth varsity baseball head coach in the past six school years. Carr, 32, will also teach social studies at Mt. Vernon High School.
Carr takes over for Scott Johnson, who retired from coaching in June after going 30-24 in two seasons at MV.
Carr, an assistant coach with the Marauders in 2012 under former head coach Dustin Glant, plans on adding stability to what’s become a managing position with a high rate of turnover. Prior to Johnson, Glant (2012), Eric Nielsen (2011) and Mike Gibson (2004-10) coached the squad.
“I’m in for the long haul,” said Carr, a product of Norwell High School and Manchester University. “After putting a few years in IPS (Indianapolis Public Schools) – getting this teaching job without the coaching job would have been a dream come true. I want to be here, you know, forever.”
Following Glant’s resignation in September 2012, Carr applied for the open position. After Johnson was handed the job, Carr was an assistant at Indianapolis Tech in 2013 before resurrecting the Emmerich Manual program last year.