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Coaching carousel begins again

September 21, 2007

We're not even a month into the new college season and already there is movement (of soon-to-be movement) on the coaching front. Northwestern women's coach Chris Regenberg announced yesterday that she would step down from her job at the end of the 2007-08 season. Regenberg has been the only coach of the Wildcats since the women's program was formed in 1992.

In other coaching-move news, Ohio State recently hired Brad Sparling as an assistant coach for the men's golf team. It's nice to see Sparling get back into coaching after the difficult spring he went through at Duke. An assistant to Blue Devils' late coach Rod Myers, Sparling filled in admirably as acting head coach when Myers health deteriorated. With__O.D. Vincent__ named as Myers full-time replacement, Sparling moved on. This could be a very good spot for him as he works with Jim Brown, now in his 35th year as Buckeyes' head coach.