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College basketball: Mark Trakh returns to coach USC women

College basketball: Mark Trakh returns to coach USC women

USC’s new women’s basketball coach isn’t really new. The Trojans have hired Mark Trakh, who previously coached the Trojans from 2005 to 2009, to fill the open position, the school announced Friday.

The announcement ends an unusually lengthy coaching search. Cynthia Cooper-Dyke resigned in March after four seasons, following a ninth-place finish in the Pac-12 Conference. It took 49 days to fill the position.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark back to USC,” athletic director Lynn Swann said in a statement. “It was important for us to hire a coach who really wanted to be at USC, who truly cares about our student-athletes and who...

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