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Louisville’s Bustin moves to coach Duke

After an illustrious career leading Big East powerhouse Louisville, Pam Bustin has agreed to become the new field hockey head coach at Duke, filling the vacancy left by the departure of Beth Bozman.

Bustin’s résumé is one of the most impressive in the nation, and her coaching acumen should give the Blue Devils confidence heading into the 2011 season. In 13 years at the helm at Louisville, Bustin turned around a program in the midst of a 34-game losing streak, collecting three straight Big East titles from 2006-2008. In 2008, Bustin was named the conference’s coach of the year, as her Cardinals compiled a record of 14-7. Before Louisville’s move to the Big East, Bustin was the Mid-Atlantic Conference coach of the year in both 2001 and 2004. In her career, Bustin has also spent time at Hofstra, Michigan State, and Temple.

“I look forward to leading the field hockey team to many successful seasons and am honored to join the Duke University athletic family,” Bustin said in a statement. “Clearly, Duke offers an environment that creates and supports champions in the classroom as well as on the playing field. I am excited to live and work in such an environment and feel fortunate to be able to offer such an opportunity to our nation’s most talented student-athletes.”

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