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U.S. World Cup player Jobson takes Baylor job
December 11th, 2007 8AM



Marci Miller Jobson, who played on the U.S. team that finished third at the 2007 Women's World Cup, is leaving Northern Illinois, where she spent the past three years as head coach, to lead the Baylor women's program.

While splitting time between the U.S. national team and her Northern Illinois coaching responsibilities the last three seasons, Jobson improved the program's win total each year. In 2007, her NIU team posted the program's best record since 1998 at 10-5-5 and advanced to the MAC Tournament semifinals for the second consecutive year.

A year earlier, her seventh-seeded NIU team (8-11-2) reached the 2006 MAC Tournament championship game for the first time in nearly a decade after upsetting No. 2-seed Ohio in the quarterfinals and No. 6-seed Kent State in the semifinals.

Jobson played in two games for the U.S. in 2005, 11 in 2006 and four in 2007. One of the first 18 players named to the 2007 U.S. World Cup team, Jobson was the oldest player ever-by four years, to make her first Women's World Cup roster, and she retired following the 2007 event.

"She is a great person and a great recruiter, which is the first thing you have to be as a college coach," said Greg Ryan, who coached Jobson at the Women's World Cup and was her college coach at SMU.

Jobson, the fourth head coach in the 12-year history of the Baylor program, replaces George Van Linder, who was the Bears' head coach the past five seasons before resigning last month.

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