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Douglass Named Irvine Coach

March 27, 1997|CHRIS FOSTER

Pat Douglass, who won three NCAA Division II national titles in the last five seasons at Cal State Bakersfield, was hired as UC Irvine's coach.

Douglass, 47, received a five-year contract to take over a team that finished 1-25 under Rod Baker last season. Baker's contract was not renewed at the end of the season.

Douglass was 257-61 in 10 seasons at Bakersfield. His teams won national titles in 1993, '94 and this season. He was also coach at Eastern Montana, where he had a 119-57 record in six seasons.

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