OKLAHOMA STATE: New roles for co-coaches

Colin Carmichael will take over as head coach of the Oklahoma State women's program with fellow co-coach Karen Hancock assuming the role of assistant coach.

ôThis was completely my decision,ö said Hancock. ôIÆm a single mother and the job responsibilities of a head coach take up a lot of time. At this
juncture, I think itÆs in my best interest to pass along those duties to Colin.ö

Hancock and Carmichael coached together at South Alabama before they came to Oklahoma State in 1996 with Hancock serving as head coach and Carmichael as an assistant. Prior to the 2005 season, Hancock requested that Carmichael be elevated to co-head coach.

ôColin and I have one of the longest professional relationships in womenÆs soccer,ö Hancock said. ôI am still committed to Oklahoma State, but I feel
this move will provide more stability for our program. I think my decision meets the needs of both Colin and myself.ö

OSU womenÆs soccer is coming off the best season in the history of the program. The Cowgirls were 17-3-3 in 2006, finished second in the Big 12 and recorded its first-ever NCAA Tournament win with a 2-0 victory over UNC Greensboro.

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