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%^$Sues capacity joining our staff.”%^$


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