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April 21, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University athletic department announced today that Susan Kempf, the former Susan Mussey, has been hired as an assistant womens ice hockey coach. Kempf joins head coach Jackie Barto and assistant coach Kevin Cunningham to complete the staff of the first-ever varsity womens ice hockey team at Ohio State. Kempf will oversee all aspects of the program, but will primarily focus on the development of the teams goaltenders.

Prior to Ohio State, Kempf was the womens ice hockey associate head coach at Providence College in 1997-98. This past season, she was the assistant coach with the Wisconsin Challengers Girls Youth hockey team in her hometown of Madison, Wis.

A standout goalie and four-year letterwinner at Providence College, Kempf had an outstanding collegiate career. She was named MVP of the 1984 ECAC Championship team and a member of the 1986 ECAC All-Star team. She is one of only six womens hockey members in PC history to be named Athlete of the Year. Kempf was also a four-year letterwinner in softball at PC.

After graduating in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in health administration, Kempf became the assistant coach for the womens ice hockey, field hockey and softball teams at PC From 1990-92. She then went on to work for the Wisconsin Amateur Sports Corporation as administrative assistant of the Badger State Games from 1992-1997.

“What Sue brings to our program is an outstanding knowledge of goaltending and experience after being a successful college goaltender, herself,” head coach Barto said. “I am very excited to have someone of Sues capacity joining our staff.”

-Go Bucks!-