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June 21, 2013

Osborn to take helm of Brownsburg girls’ soccer

BROWNSBURG — There will be a new look to the Brownsburg Bulldogs girls’ soccer program this fall, but don’t worry, they aren’t changing their school colors or their logo.

However, the Bulldogs are certainly undergoing a transformation.

After 15 years former coach Phil Slavens will no longer pace the sidelines as the varsity soccer coach at the end of last season.

So, how does Brownsburg replace someone who became the foundation and the face of Brownsburg’s program?

Hire his former assistant, who will pick up right where he left off  and continue the culture of winning that has developed over time.

Megan Osborn served eight years as Slavens’ assistant coach before stepping away to spend more time with her family. Before her experience coaching Brownsburg varsity soccer as an assistant, she played collegiate soccer at Goshen College. Osborn is familiar with the game, the Brownsburg community, and the students who have come through the program.

Now, she will take over for Slavens as head coach of the Brownsburg girls’ varsity soccer team.

“It’s hard to get out of coaching mode, but I would have hard time to find anyone better,” Slavens said. “She is a really good coach. She will have those girls fit and she is an outstanding role model. She will do a great job. She will be outstanding for the program and I’m looking forward to watching from the stands.”

Slavens’ endorsement speaks volumes about Osborn. It’s rare to see coaches remain in one place for the amount of time Slavens did and it’s even harder to find someone to walk that same road. But Osborn understands the footprint Slavens left on the Bulldogs’ program.

“Well, I feel like I have big shoes to fill,” Osborn said. “Phil was a great mentor and a wonderful person, so I’m really excited to be able to have this opportunity. It’s a new group of girls so it’s exciting to get to know their personalities.”

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