SHADY HILLS — Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School has found its successor to Jeff Swymer as the varsity baseball coach. Marc Eskew has been promoted to head coach, according to a press release by the school.
Eskew has served as an assistant coach at Bishop McLaughlin the last three seasons under Swymer and was working primarily as a hitting instructor and infield coach. In addition to giving up the baseball coach’s job, Swymer stepped down as the school’s athletic director.
Prior to coaching at Bishop McLaughlin, Eskew served as the head coach at Sickles High School, in Hillsborough County.
Eskew also works in the Baseball University travel baseball organization as a manager in the upper class division.
Eskew is on the administrative staff at Bishop McLaughlin, serving as the director of information technology since the 2016 school year.
The former assistant will have big shoes to fill taking over for Swymer, who over the span of six seasons at the helm was the manager of Bishop McLaughlin’s most successful baseball teams in school history. The Hurricanes compiled a record of 126-43 during Swymer’s tenure and made a trip to the Class 3A state semifinals in 2015. This past season the Hurricanes went 19-8 and reached the Class 3A region semifinals.
Prior to taking over the Hurricanes, Swymer was the head coach at Wiregrass Ranch High School and led the Bulls to a record of 76-33 overall. He went 19-10 in his final season with the Bulls and was able to guide them into the postseason.
Two weeks ago, Bishop McLaughlin announced it had hired Rex Desvaristes to replace Swymer as athletic director. Desvaristes was athletic director as Citrus Park Christian School prior to landing the Mclaughlin AD job.