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Brian Jaworski '89 Named Head Men's Soccer Coach at Grinnell College

April 22, 2004

April 22, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Brian Jaworski, assistant men's soccer coach at DePauw and a 1989 graduate of the University, has been appointed head men's soccer coach at Grinnell College. "We're very excited that Brian is joining us," Grinnell Athletic Director Dee Fairchild said today as she announced Jaworski's hiring. "He came to us so highly recommended by his peers, professors, and former athletes, and once we met him, how could we possibly turn him down! He so clearly had done his homework about Grinnell before his interview, and with his energy and great success with soccer at DePauw, we know that the Grinnell men's soccer team will be in great hands, and we feel very lucky to have him as part of our department team."

Jaworski, who has been an assistant coach at DePauw since 1991, will also serve as Grinnell's assistant track coach and as an assistant professor of physical education. While a student-athlete at DePauw, in 1988 Brian Jaworski became the first soccer player in school history to earn All-America honors. A four-year letter winner for the Tigers, Jaworski was inducted in the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. In May 2003, he was honored as an AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year (read more here).

Married to 1990 graduate Leslie Davidson Jaworski, who serves as assistant director of DePauw's Media Fellows Program, Brian Jaworski tells The DePauw he is excited about the new opportunity, but will miss his friends and the many connections he has at his alma mater. "It's not easy, but it's the right thing for me to leave." In an interview with student radio station WGRE, he added, “I've always been a people guy and we're going to miss the people at DePauw.”

Access the announcement at Grinnell College's Web site by clicking here.

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