C. Milton Wright softball coach Russell Kovach announces his departure from the Harford County School after 10 seasons

C. Milton Wright High softball coach Russell Kovach, who this week will be named the Varsity Sports Network 2017 Softball Co-Coach of the Year, has announced he’s leaving the Mustangs after 10 seasons, which included a Class 3A state championship this spring.

Kovach, who posted a record of 171-61 during his tenure with the UCBAC power, announced his departure in an email Sunday evening, stating he has accepted a position teaching Biology in the Wicomico County school system.

“The opportunity to coach such great teams and players plus work with such a professional and knowledgeable coaching staff will always be among my greatest honors and most cherished memories,” said Kovach.

In his statement, Kovach spent time personally thanking many members of the media who have covered the team over the last decade, as well as coaching colleagues, players, parents and volunteers.

Kovach is not yet certain if he will coach softball in 2018, but will do so if an opportunity opens in Wicomico County.