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Van Linder reunited with Nelson
February 12th, 2010 4:19AM



[OKLAHOMA WOMEN] After two seasons as the head coach at Stephen F. Austin, George Van Linder is back in the Big 12 as associate head coach of the University of Oklahoma.

He's reunited with Sooners head coach Nicole Nelson, who worked under him at Baylor.

“It is a unique opportunity to be able to add someone I consider a mentor to my staff,” Nelson said. “Having worked with George at Baylor, I know that his personality is a great compliment to mine.  He has an incredible soccer mind, perfectly fits the definition of a ‘players coach,’ and will bring an energy to our program that in invaluable.  He appreciates all the University of Oklahoma and Sooner athletics represents and embraces the challenge of making championships and OU soccer tradition.”

Van Linder served as the head coach during five seasons (2003-2007) at Baylor. He was also the head coach at SMU and Butler.

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