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After two years of serving as the interim head coach, Wytse Molenaar (Veetz-ah Mole-nar) has been chosen to lead the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh men’s soccer program on a full-time basis.

The June 5 announcement follows a national search that began nearly three months ago.

“As we analyzed available coaching candidates, it became very clear to us that Wytse is the right person to guide our men’s soccer team,” said UW Oshkosh Director of Athletics Darryl Sims. “Wytse is an outstanding leader and I know that he will provide the student-athletes in our program with a message that will lead them to success both on and off the field.”

Since the retirement of head coach Toby Bares in 2009, Molenaar has led the Titans to a 30-7-5 record (.774 winning percentage). He has coached two National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III All-Americans, six NCAA Division III All-North Region performers and 11 All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) first team selections.

“I would like to thank Director of Athletics Darryl Sims and the UW Oshkosh administration for giving me the opportunity to continue to be a part of the Titan family,” said Molenaar. “I feel truly blessed and humbled to have the chance to carry on the great tradition that Toby Bares and all our men’s soccer alumni have created.”

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