Class includes three forwards, four forward/midfielders, three midfielders, two defenders and a goalkeeper
Buckeyes are 9-7-1 all-time in NCAA Tournament play
Buckeyes enter the week 13-4-1, second in Big Ten regular season at 8-2-1
Buckeyes enter the week 12-4-1, third with a 7-2-1 record in Big Ten play
Buckeyes enter the week 10-4-1, third with a 5-2-1 record in Big Ten play
Glen Tourville, highly skilled as an instructor and highly respected in the soccer community, is in his sixth season with the Ohio State women's soccer program. He joined coach Lori Walker's staff as an assistant coach in 2008 and was elevated to associate head coach in 2012. Tourville, who has bachelor's and master's degrees from Aurora (Ill.) University and who is working on his dissertation to complete an Ed.D in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has 17 years of collegiate head coaching experience in addition to 14 years as an age-group coach in the Olympic Development Program (ODP).
Tourville was in his first season as an assistant coach at West Texas A&M after 11 years as the men's and women's coach and assistant athletics director at Division III Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., when he was hired by Ohio State. Tourville was familiar with a vast majority of Ohio State players through his 14 years of coaching ODP Region II programs in the Midwest. His ODP experience includes twice serving as Region II head coach for teams that played in France (2005) and Costa Rica (2007).
Tourville first started coaching in 1982 as an assistant coach with the Illinois-Chicago men's program. This coming after he played two years of collegiate soccer with Illinois-Chicago and two years at Eastern Illinois. He captained the Illinois-Chicago team one year and played on two Eastern Illinois teams that made the Division II Final Four. After his collegiate career Tourville gained professional soccer playing experience over four seasons: with Dallas, Oklahoma City and Houston of the American Soccer League and his final season of competition came with San Diego of the Major Indoor Soccer League as a member of their reserve team.
Tourville, who coached professionally as the head coach of the Rockford Raptors of the USISL Professional Division (1995), has the following coaching licenses: United States Soccer Federation National "A" License; National Soccer Coaches Association of America Premier Diploma and United States Soccer Federation National Goalkeeper License. He also has served as a member of the 1994 FIFA World Cup Technical Study Group.
Tourville and his wife, Paula, have a daughter, Micaela, and two soccer playing sons: Chase and Austin.
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