Mark Griseck is stepping down after seven seasons as head boys basketball coach for Olympia to become an assistant to new Apopka coach Scott Williams.

The move has been in the works since before Williams recently resigned from Wekiva after seven years to become Apopka's head coach. 

“I am extremely grateful to the administration at Olympia and thankful for the opportunity to be the head coach for the last 7 years. The faculty and staff have been very supportive of our program and I will miss working with them. I have been fortunate to mentor and coach some fantastic players at Olympia.

"This decision to join Coach Williams at Apopka provides me the flexibility to support my son (Trey, a rising junior at St. Leo University) with his basketball career. It also gives me the opportunity to work alongside someone who I consider not only an outstanding coach, but also a close friend.  I am thankful to the administration at Apopka for offering me this position and I look forward to my new role.”

Griseck had a record of 128-69, bringing his career record to 282-127 over 13 seasons.

During his tenure, Olympia made four state playoff appearances, winning a regional championship and finishing as the Class 6A state runner-up in 2009.  He was named Metro Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2009.

Before coming to Olympia Griseck was head coach at Gainesville P.K. Yonge High School from 2000-2007. His Blue Wave teams won five district titles and made three state final four appearances, including state runner-up finishes in 2003 and 2007.

“Mark is my best friend in basketball," Williams said. "It allows us to be able to develop our players even quicker with that kind of coaching at both ends of the floor. He’s going to be an enormous part of whatever success we have.”

Olympia athletic director Lauren Bradley said a decision will be made within the next month regarding the Titans new head coach.