A Month Into Season, Ohio Replaces 18-Year Head Coach Greg Werner

A month into the 2013-2014 NCAA season, Derick Roe has replaced Greg Werner as the head coach of the head coach of the Ohio University women’s swimming & diving team on an interim basis. Roe will fill that role for the rest of the season.

“We feel that we need to move the program in a different direction,” said Ohio University Athletics Director Jim Schaus. “We thank Greg for all of his commitment to the program and we wish him the very best in the future.”

Roe is in his second season with the program after two years at Colgate following his graduation from Eastern Michigan in 2010.

The termination of Werner’s tenure (the school gave no details about the nature of the changing-of-the-guard) comes as a surprise after 18 years as the program’s head coach. The Bobcats took 2nd, behind only in-state rivals Miami, at last year’s Mid-American Conference Championship meet.

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Evilwatersprite

What the… ?!? Time to go hit up my old classmates for details. Hope this doesn’t cost them any athletes or recruits.

SwimFan

my only advice to you is to not believe everything that you hear..

Asher Green

I don’t know anything about this situation, but unless there was some wrongdoing on Coach Werner’s part, it’s a pretty crappy thing to fire a swim coach midseason. Especially so when he was good enough to coach the team for 18 years.

Nostradamus

i smell scandal 🙁

November1

there is no scandal.

guy

definitely no scandal

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