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South Mecklenburg High baseball coach Jon Tuscan resigns

Jon Tuscan, holding his dog, Mick, and his wife Sarah Tuscan are expecting their first child in late May. The couple and their pet posed for a portrait on Friday, April 24, 2015 at South Meck's baseball field. Two years after winning the state championship, South Meck baseball coach Jon Tuscan is two years clear of having his testicular cancer go into remission, a period where doctors say he is out of the woods. His baseball team is again in the hunt for states, playing rival Providence Tuesday. He was diagnosed after his dog, Mick, jumped his lap with such ferocity that he went to the doctor for pain. That canine leap saved his life.
Jon Tuscan, holding his dog, Mick, and his wife Sarah Tuscan are expecting their first child in late May. The couple and their pet posed for a portrait on Friday, April 24, 2015 at South Meck's baseball field. Two years after winning the state championship, South Meck baseball coach Jon Tuscan is two years clear of having his testicular cancer go into remission, a period where doctors say he is out of the woods. His baseball team is again in the hunt for states, playing rival Providence Tuesday. He was diagnosed after his dog, Mick, jumped his lap with such ferocity that he went to the doctor for pain. That canine leap saved his life. jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

South Mecklenburg High baseball coach Jon Tuscan has resigned. South Mecklenburg athletics director Kevin Hinson told the Observer that Tuscan cited a desire to spend more time with his family and the time demands of coaching at a large public school took away from that.

Hinson said the school has posted the baseball job opening and hoped to hire a replacement as soon as possible.

Tuscan coached the Sabres for six seasons. He was 108-61, including 15-13 last season. In 2013, Tuscan was diagnosed with testicular cancer but returned the same season and led the Sabres to the N.C. 4A state championship. South Meck beat Fuquay-Varina to win its first state title since 1989.

Tuscan has made a full recovery health-wise and he and his wife, Sarah, had a baby girl, Ava, last year.

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