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Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:40
Downey to coach with Falcons
Mark Downey has officially joined the Bowling Green State University men's basketball coaching staff.
"I have known Mark Downey for 15 years and have observed first hand his talent, work ethic, and loyalty," BG head coach Chris Jans. "Coach Downey will prove to be a vital cog in building our program. Mark has led multiple programs to their respective national tournament while graduating student-athletes and running first class programs. Coach Downey is a winner!"
The winner of two Gulf South Conference championships while at Arkansas Tech and a six-time coach of the year winner in 10 seasons as a head coach,
Downey comes to Bowling Green after serving one season at the helm of the University of West Alabama men's basketball squad in 2013-14.
Last season the Tigers went 17-11 overall and advanced to the first round of the 2014 NCAA Division II South Region Tournament.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to work for Chris Jans again. Chris introduced me to college basketball over 15 years ago and has become a great friend and mentor," Downey said. "His energy and passion is contagious and I am excited to be a part of his first staff at BGSU. I can already tell that Bowling Green is a special place. We have great leadership with Chris Kingston and his staff, the facilities are first class and the pride within the Falcon Family is infectious.  I am thrilled to be a part of it all."

Falcons' Yoho honored by MAC
CLEVELAND - Bowling Green's Katie Yoho is the Mid-American Conference East Division softball player of the week.
Yoho hit .421 (8-for-19) with one double, three home runs and 13 RBI to help BG to a 4-2 record last week.
She leads BG with a .319 average to go along with nine homers, 80 total bases and 34 RBI.

Owens golf wins invitational
COLUMBUS - Top-ranked Owens Community College won the Columbus State Invitational Monday at Bent Tree Golf Course.
The Express shot a 295 to finish three strokes ahead of Columbus State.
Owens' Brandon Hoelzer was the medalist with a 70, while teammate Harrison Long was second with a 72.
Also for Owens, Phillippe Weppernig had a 76, and Dru Hein shot a 77.
The win also put the Express in sole possession of first place in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference standings through three tournaments.

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