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BWHS Youth Baseball Hitting Clinic - More than 60 grade school students took part in our baseball hitting clinic on 3/12/17.

Scott Manahan, Head Coach614-268-8671 ext

Nate Meyer, the son of Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Urban Meyer, announced via Twitter Monday night that he’s committed to play baseball at the University of Cincinnati.

Bishop Watterson baseball coach Scott Manahan did a presentation at the American Baseball Coaches Association meetingon 1/7/17 in Anaheim, Calif.

Coach Manahan gave his presentation, "Indoor Preparation: A Daily Plan" to about 6,000 attendees from across the United States.Convention. Click here for more information.

The following seniors announced their intent to play baseball in college:

  • Will Davis at Ohio Northern University
  • Dylan Appolloni at Ohio Dominican University
  • Cal McAninch at Northern Kentucky University
  • Adam Stotler at Otterbein University
  • Matt Dockman at Duke University

Duke Baseball Recruit Spotlight: Matt Dockman

Congratulations to senior Matt Dockman, a Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner

Matt Dockman was named to the Dispatch's All Metro Baseball Team





Lakewood fell 2-1 to Bishop Watterson in a Division II baseball district final at Beavers Field.
2016 OHSAA Boys Baseball Tournament - Division II, State Championship
OHSAA District Bracket

The Ripken Experience - Myrtle Beach, SC

BWHS Head Baseball Coach and Alumni Director Scott Manahan, was inducted into the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on 12/5/15 in St. Louis, Mo., and Assistant Baseball Coach and Math Teacher Mike Royer was recognized as Upper Midwest Regional Assistant Coach of the Year at the same awards dinner.

Manahan's teams have won 16 league championships, 20 sectional titles, ten District Championships and have played in four State Final Fours, winning the Division II State Championship at Bishop Watterson in 1997. Coach Manahan has led the Eagles to four Division II State Poll Championships and was named the Ohio Division II coach of the year in 1995, 1997 and 2003.

Currently the Secretary of the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association, he has also served as a past President of the OHSBCA and the Central District Baseball Coaches Association.

2015 CCL, District and Regional Champions and State Final Four
Baseball Div. II State Semi-finalist falls 2-0 to Polland Seminary

Columbus Dispatch 6/6/15 - Watterson shut out by Poland Seminary

OHSAA Regional Bracket click here.


Father Michael Watson '69 throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Eagles baseball alumni day on May 6th at Tom Scholl field. Father "Watterson" threw a two seam fastball that was a strike, right down the middle.
John Mahaney shakes hands with Coach Manahan before the alumni baseball game.

The varsity baseball team with Kent Mercker and Father Watterson at Msgr. Grimes Men's Night.

The Eagles enjoy spring break at The Ripken Experience,  Myrtle Beach, SC. This is the first trip south ever over break for the Bishop Watterson Baseball program.

Coach Manahan was recognized for his award and presented with an engraved bat at half-time of the BWHS vs. Grove City basketball game on 1/31.

Coach Scott Manahan, Former Principal Marian Hutson, and Athletic Director Mike Roark.               

BWHS Assistant Athletic Director and baseball coach Scott Manahan spoke at the Wisconsin High School Baseball Coaches Association clinic in Madison, WI on February 9-10, 2013 and. at the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Clinic in St. Louis, Mo. on December 1, 2012. His presentations were on the topic of pitching mechanics. “I’m honored to be selected to speak in front of some of the best high school and college baseball coaches in the country,” Manahan said. “The ability to share and collect ideas from coaches is one of the fun aspects of coaching baseball for me.” 

Manahan Reaches 500 Wins

Bishop Watterson Scott Manahan had a hunch that he could be near 500 wins before the 2012 season started but he didn’t check because he didn’t want to jinx it. It wasn’t until after the season that he looked and discovered that he did, indeed, surpass 500 wins as a head coach.

“I have a 27-year-old piece of paper that I use to keep track of wins and losses,” said Manahan. “I started coaching at Ontario outside of Mansfield right out of college and my Athletic Director advised me to keep my win-loss record that is still on a sheet of Ontario stationary.”The magic win was a 7-3 victory over Bishop Ready on May 2.“I’m blessed,” said Manahan. “I have a beautiful and wonderful wife Laura that has enabled me to do this. She decided early on that she could be a coach’s wife. She’s been supportive and that allows me to do what I do.”Manahan, whose wins come from stints at Ontario High School, Bishop Watterson, Hamilton Township High School and again at BWHS, said one of the things that has enabled him to make it to 500 wins was a willingness to change.“I’ve never felt I know everything about the game,” he said. “I always try to learn new techniques. I go to clinics and hope to learn something I can teach my players.”

"A tradition of Champions" 

Baseball Season is dedicated to "The Great Monsignor" Grimes

Leo Grimes '73, nephew to the late Monsignor Kenneth Grimes, was honored to throw out the first pitch at the baseball Eagles' home opener March 26 against Newark Catholic. The team has dedicated their season to Monsignor Grimes, a baseball player himself and a devoted fan.
On 3/27, David Stein (class of 1991) threw out the first pitch.
Thursday, March 29th the new addition of our baseball press-box was dedicated before our game vs. Worthington Kilbourne. Coincidentally, Kilbourne is coached by a former player, 1997 State Championship member Jeff Boulware. This press-box addition has been built in memory of Mr. Mark Koscielski (Adam 2011) and Mr. Bill Rogers who was one of our scoreboard operators. Both Mark and Bill passed away and are missed by our baseball community here at Watterson. Laura Koscielsk and Bob Rogers threw out the first pitch.  Throwing out the first pitch for April are: Deacon Chris Campbell. Jack Poppe, John Mahaney.

State Champions:


1988, 1991, 1997

State Final Four:


1973, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2015

District Champions:


1965, 1973, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2015, 2016

The official start of baseball season is March but the preseason workouts and conditioning are year round. Strength training and cardio conditioning are key tools for any baseball player and the development of those tools is not something that occurs over night. It takes hard work, commitment and discipline to reach these goals.

Coaching Staff

Scott Manahan, Varsity Head Coach, 614-268-8671 ext. 239,
Jacob Brobst

Tony Cleveland
Steve Hanners
Tim O'Neil

JV Coaches
Nippy Prease, JV Head Coach
Mike Enright
Karl Flaugher

Freshmen Coaches
Dominick Marchi, Freshman Head Coach
Steve Byorth
Nick Briski


Varsity, JV and Freshman teams are fielded.


Months: February - June

Hours Per Week: 15 - 20

Special Notes

Those not participating in a fall or winter sport should be involved in a conditioning program. Practice and games are scheduled during spring break. Watterson has two summer teams offered for upperclassmen.