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Oct. 18, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jim Brown, Ohio State head men’s golf coach, announced Friday the addition of Josh Hellmann as the assistant OSU men’s golf coach. The 2002-03 season marks the first campaign Hellmann has served as a collegiate assistant coach.

Hellmann, a native of Louisville, Ky., joins the Buckeyes after serving as the tournament director with the American Junior Golf Association from 1999-2002. Hellmann was responsible for conducting six annual tournaments for the AJGA.

Brown, who has never had a full-time assistant in his 30 years as men’s golf coach at Ohio State, expects Hellmann to make an impact in a variety of areas within the program.

“I’m happy to have him,” Brown said. “This will be my first time having an assistant. He fits the bill. He was a college golfer and has been associated with the AJGA. I like that he has been involved with fund-raising and with running tournaments first hand. I’m hoping he will help with recruiting and help us start a booster club. We’ve got a lot on the table for him to do. I’m really happy he is a Buckeye.”

A 1999 graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in sport administration, Hellmann competed on the Cardinals’ men’s golf team. Prior to Louisville, Hellmann attended Minnesota, where he also played golf.

Hellmann served as an assistant director of the Minnesota Golf Instructional Camp from 1995-97, where he was responsible for instruction of short game skills. After working with the Minnesota camp, Hellmann served as an operations intern from 1997-1998 for the Baker-Geary-Dunne Junior Golf Tour.

Already on the job at Ohio State, Hellmann looks forward to working for Brown and with the Ohio State student-athletes.

“This is a great opportunity to be involved with, not only Coach Brown, but the amazing tradition of the Ohio State men’s golf program,” Hellmann said. “It is an opportunity of a lifetime, whether for someone just getting started or someone who has been involved with coaching for the last 25 years. I look forward to getting started, going out and working hard for this program.”