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Kevin McGuff New OSU Women's Basketball Coach

Updated: Wednesday, April 17 2013, 03:58 AM EDT
Former Xavier and Washington coach becomes the eighth head coach in program history

COLUMBUS -- Gene Smith, Ohio State associate vice president and director of athletics, announced today Kevin McGuff has been named head women’s basketball coach at The Ohio State University.

“We are excited with the opportunity for Kevin to lead our women’s basketball program,” Smith said. “He is a proven leader and has done a marvelous job everywhere he has been. We welcome him back to his home, Ohio.”

“I am extremely excited and humbled to be the next women’s basketball coach at Ohio State,” McGuff said. “This is an amazing opportunity for my family and me to come back to the state of Ohio. I would like to thank Gene, Miechelle Willis and President Gee for putting their faith in me to be their next head coach. As someone who is from state of Ohio, I know how special of a place this is and my goal is to have Ohio State competing at the highest level of women’s college basketball.”

“Kevin is the perfect fit to lead our women’s basketball program,” Willis said. “Kevin was strongly recommended by many in and around college basketball and after his interview, we knew he was right choice. He has strong ties to Ohio and the Midwest and we are thrilled to welcome Kevin and his family back to Ohio.”

McGuff recently completed his 11th year as a head coach. The last two were at the University of Washington and the previous nine at Xavier University. He has compiled an overall record of 255-99 and has reached the postseason each year.Kevin McGuff New OSU Women's Basketball Coach

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