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Bazin Offered Lowell Job

by Mike McMahon/Staff Writer

According to a source with knowledge of the hiring process, Norm Bazin has been offered the Massachusetts-Lowell head coaching job, vacated by Blaise MacDonald last month. An announcement could happen this week.

Bazin and U.S. Under-18 head coach Ron Rolston were the two finalists, the source said.

Bazin, currently the head coach at Division III Hamilton College, is a Lowell alum and was a senior on UML's last NCAA tournament team (1994). He scored four goals each of his first three seasons, then broke out with 20 his senior year.

"He's a finalist for the head job, but hasn't been told anything else by UMass-Lowell athletic administration," Hamilton spokesperson Jim Taylor said.

The job has been open since Lowell fired Blaise MacDonald following a five-win season.

At Hamilton, Bazin was named the 2009-10 NESCAC coach of the year as he guided Hamilton to a 15-9-2 overall record and the semifinals of the NESCAC championship. This past season, Bazin's third with the team, Hamilton was 14-7-4.

Prior to joining Hamilton, Bazin was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Colorado College from 2000-08. He was seriously injured in a car accident while on a recruiting trip in November 2003, and after a long recovery returned first as a volunteer assistant, then a full-time assitant again in July 2005. He took the Hamilton job in 2008.

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