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Aug. 16, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s gymnastics head coach Carey Fagan announced Monday William Lorenz has accepted the position of first assistant coach for the Buckeyes. Lorenz has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the nationally-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. Specializing in coaching vault, Lorenz was involved in all facets of the Penn State program, including coordinating the conditioning program and recruiting. “Bill is going to make an immediate impact on the program, particularly in the area of recruiting,” Fagan, who was announced as head coach Aug. 13, said. “He brings years of experience coaching at both the club and collegiate levels and will play a major role in the development of the program. He is highly motivated and will bring out the best in our athletes. I feel very fortunate Bill will be joining the staff this fall and look forward to working with him to bring the Buckeyes back on top.” A 1997 University of Massachusetts graduate where he competed for the gymnastics team, Lorenz came to Penn State after a one-year coaching stint at George Washington University. While at George Washington, Lorenz also was the head coach of Chantilly Gymnasium in Chantilly, Va. Prior to George Washington, Lorenz served as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland for the 2000 and 2001 seasons. From 1997-99 Lorenz was the director of Nassau Gymnastics in the Bahamas. ### GO BUCKS! ###