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Mark Osiecki Out at Ohio State

CHN Staff Report

Mark Osiecki will not return as head coach at Ohio State. The university sent out a press release Monday morning announcing the decision.

"We are making a change in our head hockey coaching position," director of athletics Gene Smith said. "There was a difference of opinion over the management of the program that could not be resolved."

Osiecki recently completed his third season as the head coach of the Buckeyes, leading the team to a 16-17-7 record. The Buckeyes were 13-10-5 in Central Collegiate Hockey Association play to tie for fourth place and advanced to the league semifinals.

In his Ohio State career, Osiecki had a 46-50-16 record.

In the interim, Steve Rohlik, associate head hockey coach, will be the primary point person for the program, student-athletes and recruits. The status of Joe Exter, the Buckeyes' other full-time assistant, is not known.

Osiecki played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin and previously served as an assistant with the Badgers for six seasons before accepting the Ohio State position in 2010. Before that he was a head coach in the United States Hockey League with the Green Bay Gamblers for seven seasons and also was an assistant coach with North Dakota for one year.

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