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Rensing Named Men's Soccer Associate Head Coach
 
 
 

 

 
 

Jan. 25, 2005

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State men's soccer coach Joe Baum has announced that Damon Rensing has been promoted to associate head coach after serving as an assistant for six seasons.

"Damon has done an outstanding job in all facets of coaching," said Baum. "He has truly earned this promotion for his outstanding achievements."

Rensing joined the Spartan coaching staff before the 1999 season. In his six seasons at MSU, the Spartans have made two trips to the NCAA Tournament, captured the 2004 Big Ten Tournament title and posted a 68-40-7 record.

"I am both honored and excited to receive this new position," said Rensing. "I would like to personally thank Ron Mason, Shelley Appelbaum, and especially Joe Baum for their support. I have learned so much both on and off the soccer field from Coach Baum that I can't thank him enough. From the time I was a freshman in the fall of 1993, I have fallen in love with Michigan State University and the positive experience it provided me as a student-athlete. This promotion will only inspire me to work even harder for the players, Coach Baum, and the Michigan State soccer family."

A 1997 Michigan State graduate, Rensing was a four-time letterwinner and three-year starter for the Spartans from 1993-96. He earned first-team All-Big Ten recognition as a senior, totaling 14 points on five goals and four assists, while earning second-team honors as a sophomore and junior. Rensing began his coaching career by assisting with the MSU women's soccer team in 1997. In 1998, he served as an assistant with the UNLV women's soccer team before returning to his alma mater.

Rensing is a 1993 graduate of St. Louis University High School in St. Louis, Mo.

 

 

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