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MOORHEAD -- Troy Odegaard has been named the head women's basketball coach at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., while Bob Kohler has been named assistant coach. Odegaard, a native of Brookings, S. D., has served as the assistant coach the past two seasons and will take over for Sara Cepek - who stepped down earlier in the month. Kohler was Concordia's head women's basketball coach for three seasons from 1992 through 1995, but had to resign from the position due to medical reasons. He has been an assistant football coach throughout his tenure at Concordia and also teaches in the Health and Physical Education department.
Odegaard was the boy's assistant varsity coach at Lincoln Southeast
High school in Lincoln, Neb. during the 1999-2000 season before he joined
the Cobber staff. Prior to coaching at Southeast High he was an assistant
coach for the men's team at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln from
1997-1999. He was part of the coaching staff that led the Cornhuskers to
a NCAA tournament appearance in 1998 and the NIT tournament in 1999. Odegaard
was also a graduate assistant and assistant coach for the South Dakota
State men's team from 1995 - 1997. He received his undergraduate
degree from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. in 1986 and his
master's degree from SDSU in Brookings, S.D.
4/08 Sara Cepek
Steps Down as Women's Basketball Coach.
Cepek compiled a record at Concordia of 30-21 overall and 27-16 in the MIAC. She guided the Cobbers to the first-ever MIAC playoffs in the 2000-01, where the team won an opening round game over Gustavus before falling to St. Thomas in the semifinals. | Complete Details |
2/26 Three Concordia Players Earn MIAC Postseason Honors.
2/08 The Concordian, Basketball
briefs: both teams have a rough week
The Cobbers were outscored 19-0 over the coures of a six-minute period in the second half, and lost to a tough St. Thomas team, 77-64.
Concordia (9-10 9-13) trailed 39-35 at the half and then closed the margin to 48-47, before the Tommie’s (16-3 18-4) rattled off the next 19 points to take control of the game, and win their sixteenth straight over the Cobbers.
Mandy Pearson (Fr., Watkins, Minn.) had a game-high 22 points points for the Cobbers, and was joined in double figures by Kasey Bostow (Jr., Fargo, N.Dak.) who put in 18 points and senior Mandy Berggren (Sr., Cokato, Minn.) who scored 14 points. Debbie Slack (So., Evansville, Minn.) had a game-high 15 rebounds in the losing effort. Missy Pederson led St. Thomas with 17 points. She also collected five steals, which brings her career steal total to 325 and breaks the old MIAC record of 323. The Tommies had four players reach double digits in points. Fellow senior Alissa Case added 10 points and eight rebounds.
In the first half the two teams exchanged the lead several times, before the Tommies were able to pull away at the break with an 11-6 run in the closing minutes. The Cobbers shot 30 percent (11-for-36) from the field, but kept close on the strength of their 3-point shooting. Concordia converted on 50 percent (5-of-10) of their three-point attempts. St. Thomas shot 44 percent (14-for-32) from the field. The strength of their game came from the free throw line where they went 10-for-14 (71%). The Cobbers out rebounded St. Thomas in the first half 26-20.
In the second half, Concordia's ability to keep the pressure on from 3-point range slowed down and St. Thomas was able to pull away in the decisive six-minute period. The Cobbers could only manage to shoot 30 percent (9-for-30) from the field in the second half. St. Thomas continued their consistent shooting, as they hit for 47 percent (16-of-34) from the field in the second half. The Cobbers could only get 22 percent (2-for-9) of their 3-point shots to fall in the second half.
For the game, Concordia shot 30 percent (22-for-66) from the field. St. Thomas shot 46 percent (30-for-66) from the field. Concordia reverted back to their early season form, as they turned the ball over 26 times.
The Cobbers travel to Macalester on Saturday, February, 9th for a 1pm game. St. Thomas plays at St. Olaf on Saturday at 3pm.
1/18 The Concordian, Women’s
basketball setting new standards
11/30 The Concordia, Women’s
basketball season starts rough
2001-02 Women's Basketball Preview
The team will sport a new attitude toward offense and
overall court quickness. They will make up for their lack of size underneath
with speed on the perimeter. Mandy Berggren
(Cokato, Minn.) who is the team's lone senior will have the dubious task
of running the offense with potentially three first year players on the
court at any given time. Berggren, who was second on the team in assists
last season, will be counted on to take more shots and harness more of
the scoring burden. The other returning player that will also play a big
role in Concordia's season will be junior Kasey
Bostow (Fargo, N.Dak.).
8/27 Women's Basketball Information Meeting Set for Wed., Sept. 5.
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