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Redmond Named to OWU Field Hockey Coaching Position

August 24, 2000

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Marge Redmond has been named head field hockey coach at Ohio Wesleyan University, it was announced by athletics director Dr. Jay Martin.

Redmond was head coach field hockey coach at Upper Arlington High School from 1984-97. Since 1997, she has been a physical education teacher in grades K-8 in the Columbus City school system.

"I truly love teaching, especially elementary school kids," Redmond said. "The only bad part was that there wasn't any time for one-on-one contact, and that was the biggest thing I missed about coaching -- not only the coaching but the opportunity to share experiences in life with another individual."

Redmond's Upper Arlington teams finished as state runner-up once, won a regional championship and compiled a handful of district runner-up finishes. Off the field, she was a founding member of the Ohio Field Hockey Coaches Association, she founded the first and coordinated the next 11 Senior All-Star Field Hockey matches, she has served as Regional Futures Field Hockey Program coach since 1986 and has been the regional site director for the United States Field Hockey Association Futures Program since 1997.

"We're fortunate to have hired someone with such great experience in field hockey," Martin said. "She is well-respected for her work on and off the field, and I think she'll be a very positive addition to the Ohio Wesleyan field hockey program and the athletic department in general."

Redmond plans on no less than bringing Ohio Wesleyan field hockey back to the glory days of the early- and mid-1990s, when the Battling Bishops won 8 North Coast Athletic Conference championships and went on to the NCAA Division III playoffs 8 times in a 9-season stretch.

"I'm not happy with a mediocre job -- I wasn't happy that way as a coach, as a teacher, or raising a family," Redmond said. "We'll definitely uphold the ethics of the sport. I would rather coach the finesse of the game than gain advantage by doing something unethical. Not that we'll back off, but we'll be aggressive without being dirty or underhanded."