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**For Immediate Release**
Coach “B” Returns!
- released by Campus Communications 03-07-07
by Laura Hays

Goodwell, Okla. — Brad Vanden Boogaard, or Coach B as he is known at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, has been named head coach of the women’s basketball team. Already well-know at OPSU, he served as the Assistant Women’s coach here from May 2004-August 2006 under then head women’s coach Jerry Olson. Vanden Boogaard left OPSU to assume the head men’s coaching duties at Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

President Dave Bryant said, “We are happy to have Brad return to OPSU with his energy and enthusiasm. He had an outstanding record here and then at Presentation, and was a logical choice for this position.”

A campus favorite when he was here before, Vanden Boogaard also coached the women’s golf team, served as assistant athletic director and compliance director and advised OPSU’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee. His leadership skills and rapport with young adults and faculty and staff left a lasting impression.

In addition, Jerry Olson, said, “I’m excited to have him back. He knows the campus, the Panhandle community, is very well-liked, and he knows how to build and a run a successful athletic program.”

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